So, today Aruba Petroleum came out and graded the area where the methane seep is. Then they dumped a bunch of dirt on top of it. Yeah, that outta fix it. Only it won’t.
The methane will migrate to someplace where it can find a path to the surface. It could pool under someone’s house and cause an explosion.
As per usual…never, ever do it right, Abooba.
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So, like when I sweep the dirt under the rug, the dirt is still there? Crap!
Much worse than dirt but same concept. Aruba is covering up a dangerous problem and perhaps making it even worse. The methane is there and it will migrate and find a way to surface. Also, it can end up on the water.
Where is the Railroad Commission? How can they do nothing about this? I think this is a state created danger.
what? they just covered that crap up? aruba is the worst company operating in the barnett shale area. they have caused so much harm to the health of people and animals and now that toxic seeping mess is under the dirt they packed on.
Sharon, I understand it could end up in our water supply, but I am even more concerned about the immediate danger to the Ruggiero Family. Could these leaks facilitate an explosion beside, or under there home since the gas is still moving under the dirt? How can Texas RailRoad Commission allow this? This is a whole new level of incompentence. WOW!
I have spoken with some experts and they said, yes, it can and will migrate–especially since they covered it up–build up and cause explosions.