White vapor spews from wellhead near Atascocita neighborhood
Photo: Firefighters from Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department attempted to control the release of a vaporous substance from an old, abandoned wellhead last week. The substance began to erupt when wellhead’s valve failed. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, Harris County HazMat and the Texas Railroad Commission also responded to the scene.
Bonus: Can you believe it’s been a year since the sink hole?
The sinkhole sits on the property of Delouch Vacuum Service. In a document from the Railroad Commission, it says they still don’t know if the disposal well on the property caused the sinkhole to form.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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