Mansfield Texas home buyers beware! That brick wall near your new home might be hiding something deadly. And your neighborhood lane might be the route for trucks hauling hazardous materials.
Mansfield Homes within 100 feet from gas wells
The Mansfield City Council voted 6-1 on April 27, 2015, to allow new homes within 100 feet from a gas well. Video of the discussion starts at 41:30 here Mansfield, Texas On Demand – Powered by Granicus.com. This vote happened despite warnings of known problems discussed during the council meeting.
Recently a gas well blowout in Arlington caused evacuations of homes within 650 feet of the well. In 2013, a gas well blowout in Denton also caused emergency evacuations of homes. A blowout in Palo Pinto County in December 2005 ignited, blowing a 750-crater in the ground and burning for several days.
Video of Denton blowout
These pictures show a cloud of gasses at two other Mansfield facilities.
These gasses are deadly. At least ten workers have died recently from exposure to oil and gas air pollution. People living near these facilities report health impacts and those health impacts are well documented.
If you are shopping for a home anywhere in North Texas, and you see a brick wall like this…
…or a truck like this…
…then buyer beware and buy at your family’s risk.
Because Mansfield and many other North Texas cities are building homes right up next to gas wells.