Caddo Parish evacuation because of rising pressure in gas well stretches into 3rd week
Caddo Parish residents are still living in hotels because of the high levels of methane in their water wells caused by a drilling blow out.
Investigation continues into well site
“Interest in the voluntary program has increased since the south Caddo Parish water issues surfaced, Hanson said. The first round of sampling will start in two weeks.
The “head space” above the water in each well will be checked first for the presence of methane. If any significant concentrations are measured then water samples will be taken for a full EPA series of tests for VOCs.
Overall, water samples will be used to chart the presence of 26 components, including arsenic, boron, cadmium, calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, lead, magnesium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, potassium, phosphates, phosphorus, rubidium, sulfate, silicon, sodium, strontium, zinc as well as pH.
“This will give us a good feel for water quality,” Hanson said. “I think we will be able to identify anything unusual in the water.”
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How can you say this is caused by drilling when they haven't even tested the water yet?
Well, let's see:
water is fine
drillers lose control and have blowout
drillers admit that methane is now in water
incident follows pattern of events accross country where water is contaminated with methane shortly after drilling
Hmmmmm, they should have bought that invisible force field, like the Death Star has, which keeps this kind of thing from happening. That's what western Flower Mound did. I think they should return there's under warranty though, it didn't work at one site when they had a spill.
It's so obvious that logical people can see what happened–Big Gas is the only 'nay-sayer'! I've never seen that before!
I hope the Flower Mound invisible force field was working yesterday when there was a bad odor out at one of Williams' sites. Funny thing a camera crew on the way back from an interview with some West Flower Mound pro drilling residents happen to drive by and catch the TCEQ taking samples. In the interview, one of the residents said they spent 5 years making sure drilling was safe out by them. They must of missed site!
Mike H. says
"I've never seen that before!" Yes, I see that one often in pipeline safety after an accident, but it doesn't get the pipeline company off the hook with regulators or in Civil Court.
Tim Ruggiero says
And oxygen turns water red, and the gas thermal incinerator doesn't put off any more emissions that my truck, and theose flammable gas bubbles on my property are really just..air bubbles.