Notice how the Star-Telegram downplays the incident. Encana seems to have a problem with their gas wells leaking and spewing and it seems people sometimes get sick, sometimes seriously ill, after exposure to these kinds of “vapor.”
By BILL MILLER
A gas well leak has been reported on a ranch north of Tiger Trail in far southwest Fort Worth, but officials said there was no immediate danger to people living nearby.
The leak was reported at 6:30 a.m. at a well site on the Mercer Ranch lease, which is being operated by EnCana Oil and Gas, said Ramona Nye, spokeswoman for the Railroad Commission of Texas.
The leak was expected to be repaired later this week, said Debra West, EnCana spokeswoman.
She added, however, that the well site was “secured.”
“No evacuations are needed,” West said. “We are going to continue gas monitoring to make sure the area remains safe.”
An inspector for the Railroad Commission was headed to the well site Monday afternoon, Nye said.
Meanwhile, well inspectors from the city of Fort Worth visited the site Monday morning, said Lt. Kent Worley, spokesman for the fire department.
He said the well was emitting a “little bit of a vapor cloud” and an high-pitched whistling noise.
“We just sent a couple of staff members and a unit from environmental management,” Worley said. “They did not get any readings on their monitors of anything dangerous at all.”
Worley said the city inspectors estimated that the is well site about 4,000 feet from the nearest home.
“If you were going to have o
ne, this would be a good place. If you look on a map of this area, you’ll see how expansive it is.”
How can the Star-Telegram downplay this incident without even a mention to all the environmental disasters caused by Encana and all the many people harmed by their recklessness?