Monday, June 6, 2011

Gas well blow out injures one in Wise County

At 9:00 am this morning, a gas well blew out in Decatur. One worker was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital via helicopter with a broken leg and possible head injuries. Customers in the Lowe's nearby said they felt shaking and heard a loud noise.

Click here for story in the Wise County Messenger.

This is the second incident in Wise County in a few days. This past weekend several thousand barrels of crude oil spilled at an Enterprise Products gathering site.

Two very good examples why gas and oil production should not be anywhere near where people live, work, go to school, and farm. This industry needs to be better regulated to insure the health and safety of all citizens of the shale.

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