Colorado Floodwaters Cover Fracking Gas and Oil Projects: ‘We Have No Idea What Those Wells Are Leaking’

Posted on September 18, 2013


Read the article: Colorado Floodwaters Cover Fracking And Oil Projects:

‘We Have No Idea What Those Wells Are Leaking’.

This is the beginning:

Colorado flooding has not only overwhelmed roads and homes, but also the oil and gas infrastructure stationed in one of the most densely drilled areas in the U.S. Although oil companies have shut down much of their operations in Weld County due to flooding, nearby locals say an unknown amount of chemicals has leaked out and possibly contaminated waters, mixing fracking fluids and oil along with sewage, gasoline, and agriculture pesticides.

“You have 100, if not thousands, of wells underwater right now and we have no idea what those wells are leaking,” East Boulder County United spokesman Cliff Willmeng said Monday. “It’s very clear they are leaking into the floodwaters though.”

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Colorado floodwater

Fracking under water

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