No one knows when a Devon Energy pipeline near the Odessa neighborhood of South Fork started leaking the estimated 13,000 barrels of produced water according to a report by CBS 7.
The neighbors are concerned for their children and damage to their property and rightly so. UT has been trying to remediate massive saltwater spills in West Texas for fifty years.
Legacy of UT’s oil wealth: a denuded landscape
Decades after production began, saltwater contamination continues to poison West Texas land.
By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
Monday, July 07, 2008
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kim Feil says
look at this Google earth link…what a waste land !
Shale Drillin says
“What we’re doing goes beyond any obligation,” she said. “It’s part of being a responsible operator.” I swear, if I hear one of these gasholes tell me one more time how ‘responsible’ they are, I’m going to vomit on their lap.
In Boober, they dump the “produced water” out into the field, or into a creek all the time. If they remove it with one of those “toxic trucks”, the truck then does down one of those county roads at night, and down goes the hose and on into the creek goes the water.
Leonard Huff says
My memory of West Texas around Big Lake Texas in 1976 when I was working for a Oil & Gas company durning the period of summer so I could earn enough money to get through the next year in College. The landscape is the same as it is now. Barren landscipe for hundred of miles in all dirctions. It has not change since a 100 years ago. I graduted from Southwest Texas State in 1978 and ended up in Mildand Texas working as a Accountant for a CPA firm . Very familar with the area. Your comment about a denuded landscape is a catch word for any one reading this site. Don’t get me wrong. I have witness many mistakes that the industry has made. Show me a industry that is perfect. Very far & few between.
Have a Nice Day.
Denuded is not my word. Click the link and read the article if you want to learn about the denuded landscape in West Texas. Or you could call up the scinetists at UT who have been working for 50 years trying to get something to grown where the produced water was spilled.