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This week: Gas Leak in Cresson, Texas

June 15, 2012

THAT’S METHANE LEAKING OUT OF A NEWLY FRACKED WELL JUST SOUTHWEST OF FT.WORTH

No, the media did not cover this incident.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Peterk permalink
    June 15, 2012 5:29 pm

    so did anybody notify authorities? was it more important to catch it on film? consider the location of Cresson i’m not surprised that TV or the papers would have reported on this unless they have a stringer in that town
    It looks like there is a car/truck just to the right of the camera. were there any people nearby?
    did anybody contact the TV or newspapers? if not why not? with such dramatic footage I’m sure the TV stations would have been foaming at the mouth to get it

  2. June 15, 2012 5:51 pm

    Emergency workers came later and were able to turn down the valve so that less methane was escaping. Video was submitted anonymously. There are too many incidents like this that occur daily, due to a severe lack of state inspectors, and this will continue. Result: Texas continues to hold some of the dirtiest air in the US.

  3. June 16, 2012 5:14 pm

    I think part of the point here is that this is an example of what can happen (and has happened and is happening) within a few hundred feet of our homes in highly populated residential neighborhoods and other areas where we work and play all over North Texas. Some who live near this kind of an emergency may never contact media. If the person capturing the video of this had stopped to call the media, they might not have captured it in its entirety.

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