This is a huge mess. Workers are wading in almost knee deep gunk that has breached the earthen berms built in an effort to contain it. The gunk is flowing into a stream and will take about a year to clean up.
Why do they let the industry frack near streams, creaks, rivers and lakes?
They say the well should be secure by tomorrow.
Wouldn’t it be horrible if this happened in a populated area like Denton? Oh wait. Already did.
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Elliott Klein says
I work in Tyler and Jasper Counties. The well in question was not a “frac” well. I suppose then you are against all oil and gas exploration. How did you get to work or shop? Do you have lights or air-conditioning in your house?
What does our method of getting to work or energizing our home have to do with out objection to the oil and gas industry constantly and endlessly contaminating water?
Over 90% of the wells in the US are fracked.
What I’ve learned is that a person living in Texas should NOT spend a lot of money on a residential home because of this O&G activity. The Feds are promoting O&G exploration at every turn in the road–and that coupled with the NO-REGULATION mentality of Tx. means a resident should be prepared to move at a moments notice. And you will get no help from the bought off Judicial system in Tx. Also the residential homestead taxes in Texas are exhoribantly HIGH. If you want to work in Tx, come on down, but leave the family at a better place!