How would you like to wake up one day and see a drilling rig in your backyard? Oh, and you don’t own any mineral rights, only the surface.
This picture of a drilling rig on an Aruba Petroleum operated site was sent in by a reader in Wise County who woke up one day to the sound of a bulldozer, and the endless roar of diesel engines churning up the dust on the road in front of the house. Soon the rig was erected with noise and constant diesel exhaust.
The neighbors might be interested in this new study:
How Diesel Exhaust Grows Cancer
A link has been found between diesel fumes and cancer and it lies in the ability of diesel exhaust to grow new blood vessels supplying solid tumors.
The new research, forthcoming in Toxicology Letters, found that more new blood vessels sprouted in mice exposed to diesel exhaust than in mice exposed to clean filtered air. The growth occurred in both healthy and diseased animals—meaning that even healthy bodies are susceptible to the damaging effects of diesel
Picture of the landowner, Tim Riggero, speaking to Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Denton Record Chronicle, reporter in DISH, TX for the ambient air quality study HERE.
Find out more about Tim and Christine and the Aruba Petroleum drilling rig in their back yard.