A friend drove by today and the disposal well in Valley View was on fire. Anybody know anything?
UPDATE: From an email:
“This shale oil disposal well facility at 4987 N. Interstate 35 near Valley View caught fire shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday following a poke by storm lightning. Cooke County Fire Marshal Ray Fletcher said the burn caused no injuries, and added that a Hazmat crew worked Wednesday morning to sanitize the scene”
Whew, glad hazmat was able to “sanitize the scene” (insert sarcasm)
According to the Gainesville Daily Register lightning struck the facility.
Lightning seems to be a problem for gas and oil facilities. I wonder why they don’t use lightning rods as standard practice.