In some areas along my daily commute the fumes from gas wells are so horrendous they permeate my car when I drive through and I have to hold my breath. Often I even put my hand over my mouth and nose. One area is across from a large trailer park where families live. Today the fumes were particularly strong so I stopped to snap a couple of pictures. That’s when I met some of the residents of the trailer park.
They said the fumes get so strong they wake up from a sound sleep at night. There are children living in that area! They play outside.
I promised the mother that I would try to notify someone who might be able to help. Of course, these people can’t afford a lawyer. That’s why this wretched place is across the street from their homes. They’re just collateral damage.
If they could afford a lawyer, maybe they could sue for lost use of their property.
I wonder how long it will be before this happens in Fort Worth. It WILL happen.
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Do you suppose the “fumes” are from those water disposal tanks you took pictures of? Hard to believe that water has “fumes”. Perhaps it’s the meth in your crack pipe as you are on your way home to the trailer park that you mentioned.
Mr’ anonymous or whoever the hell your are, any fumes you smell would be coming from your own ass up which your head must be deeply stuck. You must work for one of the drilling companies or the so-called “energy companies” to make such a remark. Typically you won’t give a name, coward that you are.
No, I don’t live in a trailer in a park or not, but I do know tose wells can emit all sorts of fumes and it should be criminal to expose children to them.
By the way, I am Ken Hughes
TxSharon, where is this gas well? This needs to be investigated.
Anon 7:38: It is being investigated, but thanks.
I sent a link to this to some people I know, and to the local Denton paper. Hope you don’t mind 😉
Walking Shark: Thank you! A reporter I know at the DRC is already on this. She drove down that same road a couple of weeks ago and noticed how bad the fumes are. When I sent this to her she decided to check it out further.
I’m interested in the other people you know because I have collected quite a bit of information that they might like to have.