Spring Valley Estates: Abandoned well pits

I wonder how the residents in Spring Valley Estates (in northeast Longmont) feel about having three historic gas wells and three abandoned waste pits located beneath their homes? It is likely that these historic wells and pits could rupture, fail and/or blowout if fracking were to occur within a few miles (planned for the Union Reservoir area), releasing poisonous gases such as methane, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes in and around people’s homes. This very same situation occurred in Florence, CO, in late 2010. Explosive levels of methane were found surrounding dwellings in that vicinity.

This is a serious issue that could bring great harm to our residents. We need to ask our public servants (Mayor and Council) to honor the oath they took as elected officials to protect the health, safety and well being of Longmont residents. Tell them that extending the moratorium on oil and gas drilling is in the best interest of the City and its citizens. For more information and to see maps of where the gas wells and pits are located, please visit LongmontROAR.

  1 comment for “Spring Valley Estates: Abandoned well pits

  1. Gregory Iwan
    February 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

    But think of the JOBS created!!! During the Vietnam War many American families traded a son for that JOB at the defense plant. But it is well to remember Aesop’s fable, the one about the dog with the bone. Works every time.

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