When I arrived at the scene the vacuum truck was cleaning up and later the dirt was being dumped and moved around the area. In the video you can see the emissions from the area. The gas company would like us to think it is just steam but you can be sure there are some VOC's (volatile organic compounds) in this steam. Pretty sure this could be a tank valve problem. Either a faulty one or someone didn't close it.
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As I sat there and watched this clean up, a couple questions came to mind.
How many of these spills have there been?
If I had not been there and witnessed the clean up, would we even know about it?
Thank goodness it was not raining because the well site sits above a pond and appears to be the highest point on this property.I have heard the Texas Railroad Commission was contacted. More info to come when it is available.