Sunday, May 10, 2009

Natural Gas Spewing in Naborton, LA, Gas Well

May 8, 2009- An emergency is unfolding at a well site in a Louisiana town. A valve or casing at the well has ruptured. The well is owned by Chesapeake Energy Corp. Evacuation of nearby residents may be necessary if the wind shifts. Employees have been instructed to take an alternate route when leaving the site. Sheriff's deputies are blocking traffic. The state police hazardous materials unit has been contacted, and the DeSoto Fire District is already on site.

Another example of a dangerous situation involving a gas well. These incidents happen every day it seems.

Read more here.

The photo shows what is commonly called a "Christmas Tree" at a well site.

Thirty-four people from 15 families were evacuated from their homes Friday (May 8th), and they remained at a Shreveport, LA, hotel on Saturday. Roads in the area affected remained blocked off. Read more here.


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