Well, I would be surprised if Chesapeake would say this was done on purpose. Of course, it was inadvertent, just like all spills and accidents resulting in injuries, deaths, and illness. Does that make it more acceptable?
The newspaper article described what a resident close to the accident felt:
Spring Lake Road resident Larry Shenk, who lives about a half mile away from the well site, said he was walking out of his house onto his porch, when he heard a loud boom, followed by about 15 seconds of a whooshing sound, which sounded like air blowing.I believe this well was put in in 2009 and was a producing well. The injured man was performing routine maintenance at the site.
Read the whole article here.
|The road near our summer homestead|
Photo: Carol Manuel