Is Anadarko leaking explosive methane into homes in Colorado? Company to shut down 3,000 oil wells after fatal home explosion April 17, 2017 in Firestone, Weld County that killed two, injured two.

How many fatalities and home explosions have been caused by the oil and gas industry’s leaking “natural” gas?

How many have been silenced by settlements and gag orders?

How many billions in liabilities has the oil and gas industry, the courts and enabling “regulators” and politicians covered-up?

How many deaths?

How many children?

Possible link between Anadarko-operated gas well and fatal Firestone home explosion Oil and gas giant Anadarko has shut down some 3,000 wells in northern Colorado in the aftermath of the fatal explosion of a home some 200 feet from one of its old wells by Susan Greene, Tina Griego and Kelsey Ray contributed to this report., April 26, 2017, Colorado Independent

Possible link between Anadarko-operated gas well and fatal Firestone home explosion

Photo: Mark and Erin Martinez. Image obtained via GoFundMe page.

2017 04 18 Firestone fatal home explosion, 170 feet from Anadarko energy well, firefighters

Photo by Dennis Herrera

Despite suggestions that plumbing work may have led to last week’s fatal house explosion in Firestone, it looks as though a leak related to a nearby gas well may have been the cause.

In a statement this afternoon, oil and gas giant Anadarko acknowledged that it operates a vertical well that’s about 200 feet from the newly built house on Twilight Avenue that exploded April 17, killing brothers-in-law Mark Martinez and Joseph William Irwin III, both 42, and severely injuring Erin Martinez, Mark’s wife. A GoFundMe page has been created for the family.

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) are investigating the cause of the blast.

A source has told The Independent that personnel and trucks bearing Anadarko’s logo responded soon after the explosion, and that company personnel at and near the scene over the following days came in unmarked vehicles and clothes. They were apparently paying special attention to a feeder line that may have been severed near the home.

Anadarko spokesman John Christiansen wouldn’t respond to that report, nor to questions on other aspects of his company’s possible involvement.

“There’s a lot that we don’t know and I’m not going to comment other than what’s in the press release,” said Christensen, who’s based in Texas but is in Colorado this week.

The company says the nearby vertical well was drilled in 1993 by what it noted in its statement was “a previous operator.”

As a result of the explosion, Anadarko has shut down some 3,000 wells in northern Colorado in what it calls “an abundance of caution.”

Firestone is in Weld County, about 30 miles north of Denver. Housing tracts are being built in on the heavily-drilled land there.

News stories after the explosion reported that Irwin, a master plumber, was helping Mark Martinez install a hot water heater, apparently at or near the time of the explosion. The insinuation was that their work may have led to their deaths.

But that narrative sounded immediately curious to those who knew Irwin and his work, and became less plausible when Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission passed the investigation on to the COGCC, which regulates the oil and gas industry.

In a statement, the COGCC said that it has been investigating the incident since Friday, April 18. The investigation includes “directing environmental sampling and inspecting oil and gas wells in the vicinity, including an Anadarko oil and gas operation located approximately 170 feet southeast of the property, and reviewing their history.” The Commission says it is also evaluating additional steps to review activities in the region. The 170-foot distance the COGCC cited is less than the 200-foot estimate Anadarko cited in its statement.

“While the well in the vicinity is one aspect of the investigation, this is a complex investigation and the origin and cause of the fire have not been determined,” Theodore Poszywak, Firestone’s fire chief, said in a statement that indicated his department is continuing to gather and analyze evidence to determine the cause of the blast. The department says it will release the findings to the public “without delay” when they are complete.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

If you have information about the Firestone explosion, please email Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene at email hidden; JavaScript is required. [Emphasis added]

Watch Video at Link: Anadarko to shut down 3,000 oil wells after fatal home explosion in Firestone, Weld County, Colorado by Allison Sylte, April 26, 2-17, KUSA-TV in News9

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced Wednesday afternoon that it will shut down 3,000 oil wells similar to the one 170 feet from a home in Firestone that was the site of an explosion and fire that claimed two lives last week.

In a news release, the energy company did not definitively say the well is the cause of the explosion, which remains under investigation by the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission and Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and Firestone Police Department.

The explosion leveled a home in the Oak Meadows subdivision near the intersection of Colorado and Firestone Boulevards the evening of April 17.

The bodies of 42-year-old Mark Martinez and his brother-in-law 42-year-old Joey Irwin III were later found in the basement.

High school science teacher Erin Martinez was injured, as was her 11-year-old son, who was released from the hospital that same day. Mark Martinez is Erin Martinez’s husband, and Irwin is her brother.

Anadarko says it operates an older vertical well that was drilled by a previous operator approximately 200 feet from the home.

On Friday, investigators from the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District told 9NEWS they are “confident” about the cause, but will hold off on releasing it until they are 100 percent certain.

Family members told 9NEWS they suspected something that went wrong with the water heater led up to the explosion and subsequent fire. [Industry’s leaking “natural” gas leaking into it? CAPP reported in the ’90’s that only 1 mg/l of dissolved methane in water passing a confined space (like a water heater) is risk of explosion. Link to CAPP’s report below.]

Anadarko says it will shut down similar vertical wells in northeast Colorado until field personnel “can conduct additional inspections and testing of the associated equipment, such as facilities and underground lines associated with each wellhead.”

The wells account for 13,000 net barrels of production each day, Anadarko said.

They went on to say they will face “particular focus” on places where houses and commercial developments are being built.

The company says this process could take two to four weeks, depending on weather.

More coverage is available from the Denver Business Journal: Anadarko Petroleum to shut down thousands of wells following fatal house explosion in Firestone

You can read Anadarko’s full statement below:

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) provided the following statement regarding the tragic home explosion and fire in Firestone, Colo., that occurred on April 17.

“This terrible tragedy has left all of us with heavy hearts, and the families and their loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Al Walker, Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO. “Words cannot express how saddened we are that this occurred in a community where many of our employees, their families, and friends live and work. We share the community’s gratitude for the courageous response of neighbors and nearby construction crews who quickly came to the aid of the family, as well as the first responders and others who made sure surrounding homes were kept safe.”

While there is still much that is not yet known regarding the potential contributing factors, Anadarko operates an older vertical well that was drilled by a previous operator in 1993 and is located approximately 200 feet from where the home was recently built. As such, the company has been working cooperatively with fire officials and state regulatory agencies in their investigations since the time of the accident.

While these events remain under active investigation and much remains to be determined, in an abundance of caution, since the company operates more than 3,000 producing vertical wells of the same vintage, it has taken proactive measures to shut in all vertical wells across the counties in northeast Colorado where it operates. The wells will remain shut in until the company’s field personnel can conduct additional inspections and testing of the associated equipment, such as facilities and underground lines associated with each wellhead. Particular focus is being placed on areas where housing and commercial developments are occurring in close proximity to existing infrastructure. The wells will not be restarted until each has undergone and passed these additional inspections. Anadarko currently anticipates the process will take two to four weeks, depending on weather. The wells currently account for total production of about 13,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day.

“Our teams will remain actively engaged with residents in the Firestone community,” said Brad Holly, Anadarko Sr. Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production. “Colorado residents must feel safe in their own homes, and I want to be clear that we are committed to understanding all that we can about this tragedy as we work with each investigating agency until causes can be determined.” [Emphasis added]

Weld County coroner identifies men who died in massive Firestone house fire, explosion, Mark Joseph Martinez and Joseph William Irwin III, both 42, were killed in the Firestone explosion 2017. The home exploded and burned down to the ground Monday afternoon, two were transported, two are missing by Jesse Paul, April 20, 2017, The Denver Post

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Mark Joseph Martinez and Joseph William Irwin III, both 42, were killed. Their bodies were found in the ruins of the home on Tuesday after search crews spent hours scouring the destruction.

The explosion happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday and quickly led to a massive blaze at the two-story home on the 6300 block of Twilight Avenue, near Colorado 119 and Weld County Road 13. A woman identified as Erin Martinez — wife of Mark Martinez — was airlifted from the scene and a juvenile male was taken for medical care in an ambulance.

Erin Martinez and the boy were inside or near the home when the explosion occurred. The boy is OK, officials said.

Statement from Frederick/Firestone Protection District spokesperson: 2 bodies found in home

Public records indicate the home is owned by Erin and Mark Martinez.

Ben Chapman told The Daily Times-Call that he rushed to the home after the explosion.

“I found the lady in the back, with the roof pinning her down on her back,” he said. “And the construction guys were right there, so they plowed right through the fence with the forklift and started raising up the roof. It wasn’t really working though so we had to dig in, ripping pieces of wood out.”

He said he used a hose at the neighbor’s house to do what he could to douse the flames and then noticed burns on his arms.

Donna Bezdek was working in her home around the corner when the explosion happened.

“I thought someone came in and slammed a door and was stomping everywhere,” she said. “I heard the boom and saw the smoke. Black smoke. It was pretty much gone, the house.”

Bezdek said she saw “tons of people and the fire trucks” racing to the scene. Another neighbor told The Denver Post the house had collapsed in on itself.

Television news helicopter images from the scene on Monday showed firefighters spraying water into the smoking remnants of the house. It appeared as if neighboring homes were damaged as well, with smoke billowing from a nearby rooftop.

By about 6 p.m., all that was left of the home was a smoldering crater filled by debris. Three fire departments had been called to the scene.

It’s not clear what caused the explosion and fire investigators say it could be several days, if not weeks, before they know.

Although investigators don’t believe criminal activity led to the explosion, what’s left of the home is being treated as a crime scene, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District spokeswoman Summer Campos said.

Two bodies found in ruins of massive Firestone house blaze, Mountain Range High School teacher in crtical condition by Jesse Paul, April 18, 2017, The Denver Post

After hours sifting through the ruins of a Firestone home leveled by an explosion and fire, investigators on Tuesday found the bodies of two people believed to have been in the basement when the blaze began.

Although investigators don’t believe criminal activity led to the explosion, what’s left of the home is being treated as a crime scene, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District spokeswoman Summer Campos said.

It may be weeks before police, fire and Colorado Bureau of Investigation investigators determine what caused the explosion, Campos said. “It’s going to be a slow process.”

A child also was injured and a Mountain Range High School teacher left in critical condition by the incident that Campos described as a “horrible tragedy” that shook residents of the Oak Meadows neighborhood, where other homes still are under construction.

Campos said the bodies have been transferred to the Weld County Coroner’s Office. The names of the two have not been released.

The explosion happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday and quickly led to a massive blaze at the two-story home in the 6300 block of Twilight Avenue, near Colorado 119 and Weld County Road 13. A woman identified as Erin Martinez was airlifted from the scene and a juvenile male was taken to medical care in an ambulance.

Martinez and the boy were inside or near the home when the explosion occurred. The boy is OK, officials said Tuesday.

Martinez has been a science and physics teacher at Mountain Range High School in Westminster since 2007. The Adams 12 School District said Martinez was flown to a hospital and is in critical condition and that her brother and husband were believed to have been in the home.

“Incidents such as this impact people in unexpected ways, even if they were not directly involved,” Mountain Range principal Julie Enger wrote in a letter to parents. “Reactions can range from shock, sadness, fear or anger.”

Martinez previously worked at Northglenn High School. She has been an Adams 12 teacher since 2004.

Campos said investigators don’t know what the adults whose bodies were found on Tuesday were doing in the unfinished basement when the explosion happened. The Daily Times-Call reported that public records indicate the home is owned by Erin and Mark Martinez.

Ben Chapman told the Times-Call that he rushed to the home after the explosion happened.

“I found the lady in the back, with the roof pinning her down on her back,” he said. “And the construction guys were right there, so they plowed right through the fence with the forklift and started raising up the roof. It wasn’t really working though so we had to dig in, ripping pieces of wood out.”

He said he used a hose at the neighbor’s house to do what he could to douse the flames and then noticed burns on his arms.

Donna Bezdek was working in her home around the corner when the explosion happened.

“I thought someone came in and slammed a door and was stomping everywhere,” she said. “I heard the boom and saw the smoke. Black smoke. It was pretty much gone, the house.”

Bezdek said she saw “tons of people and the fire trucks” racing to the scene. Another neighbor told The Denver Post the house had collapsed in on itself.

A Black Hills Energy, the company that provides natural gas service to the neighborhood, is helping local fire crews and other authorities investigate the explosion, spokeswoman Carly West said. “At this time, there is no evidence of any leaks on the Black Hills system.”

Television news helicopter images from the scene on Monday showed firefighters spraying water into the smoking remnants of the house. It appeared as if neighboring homes were damaged as well, with smoke billowing from a nearby rooftop.

By about 6 p.m., all that was left of the home was a smoldering crater filled by debris. Three fire departments had been called to the scene. [Emphasis added]

One person flown by AirLife from massive house fire that followed explosion in Firestone
Firefighters from three departments knock down blaze that reduced a large home to a smoldering crater by Jesse Paul, April 17, 2017, The Denver Post

Firefighters from at least three departments battled and knocked down a massive blaze in a Firestone neighborhood after an explosion was reported Monday afternoon.

One person, who was in the home, was taken from the scene by an AirLife medical helicopter. The person’s name, age, gender and condition were not released.

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District spokeswoman Summer Campos said a call about the fire came in at about 4:30 p.m. The fire was burning near the intersection of Colorado 119 and Weld County Road 13, northwest of the Firestone Regional Sports Complex.

“We did call in extra resources,” she said. “We’re just working on getting it under control. We’re just making sure that everything is officially out.”

Campo said authorities were called to the scene on reports of a house explosion.

“We don’t know if that’s actually what happened,” she said.

Officials didn’t immediately have any further information on injuries. No one was reported missing as of 6 p.m.

The fire briefly began to spread into an adjacent home but crews were able to knock it down.

Television news helicopter images from the scene showed firefighters spraying water into the smoking remnants of the house. It appeared as if neighboring homes were damaged as well.

By about 6 p.m., all that was left of the home was a smoldering crater surrounded by debris.

“It’s going to take some time to figure out what caused that explosion,” Campos said. “We don’t know that at this time.” [Emphasis added]

[Refer also to:

2017 04 19: Research finds CBM (CSG) responsible for contaminating Condamine River with bubbling flammable methane, “methane emissions from below ground could increase significantly”

2016 Methane bubbling in Condamine River 'intensifying'

2016 Condamine River on Fire near Frac Sites by Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia, clip by Jeremy Buckingham

2016 04 25 CBC website main page 'Must Watch' video, 'Aussie MP sets Condamine River on fire, near CBM CSG wells frac'd by 3 companies2

2016 Condamine River on Fire near CBM, CSG Frac Sites by Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia, clip by Jeremy Buckingham, 'fracking just a kilometre away'

2017 04 17: Nasty Read! How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ Unanimous $4.24M Water Pollution Jury Verdict in Cabot Oil & Gas Leaking Methane Drilling Lawsuit

2017 04 12: After decades of lies to landowners and the public by CAPP, industry & energy regulators, University of Guelph Study Proves Potentially Explosive Methane Leaks from Energy Wells Affects Groundwater, Travels Great Distances, Poses Safety Risks. Will the lies stop now? Not Likely. Will groundwater monitoring begin now? Not Likely.

2017 04 11: Methane Leaks from Energy Wells Affects Groundwater, Travels Great Distances, Study Confirms

2017 04 05: New University of Guelph study on methane migration in sand aquifer in Ontario: “Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk”

2017 03 27 Cahill et al, Nature Geoscience, 'Mobility and persistence of methane in groundwater in a controlled-release field experiment' snap Fig 6, model continuous methane leak

2017 03 12: Texas: Natural gas leaks (from aging leaking gas well?) into abandoned water well in Denton; state investigates (Wanna bet the regulator & company owning the leaking gas well blame nature?)

2017 03 10: MUST WATCH! Excellent 5 Min News Clip. Texas: Scientists link fracking to methane contamination and explosion of Cody Murray’s water well

2017 03 10: Texas: Natural gas leaks (from aging leaking gas well?) into abandoned water well in Denton; state investigates (Wanna bet the regulator & company owning the leaking gas well blame nature?)

2017 03 06: Cody Murray & family still waiting on Texas energy regulator after their methane contaminated water well exploded in 2014, injuring Cody, his daughter and others. Murrays expect to be in trial by October 2017, three years after the explosion. Compare to Ernst lawsuit in it’s 10th year, nowhere near discovery yet, never mind trial

2017 03 09 Brett Shipp inteviews Cody Murray, his family, neighbours, re fracking linked to methane contamination, explosion of Murray's ww, injuries

2015 08 11 Cody Murray's burns, exploding water well after fracing contaminated it

2015 08 25 snap RT Alexey Yaroshevsky clip on Cody Murray's frac contaminted water explosion, harm lawsuit

2015 08 25 snap RT Alexey Yaroshevsky clip Cody Murray's frac contaminted water explosion, harm lawsuit, need to be casing wells properly

2017 03 06 Ashely Cody Murray, ranchers Palo Pinto Co, water well exploded from natural gas contamination

2016: Six things you need to know about Anadarko, the worst corporation you’ve never heard of

2016 12 13: Harmful Levels Benzene, CO2 Detected at MidWest School Surrounded by 744 Active & Abandoned Oil Wells Within 1 Mile Radius, Including CO2 Injection Wells for Enhanced Recovery by Anadarko, Now Owned by Fleur de lis

2016 12 13: US EPA Releases Final Frac Report: Rosebud Alberta drinking water aquifers frac’d, water wells contaminated with gas. EPA’s late edits to 2015 draft frac report downplayed the risks, contradicted the evidence, called “bizarre” & “irresponsible.” Like Alberta regulator official, Steve Wallace, secretly editing “independent” drinking water contamination reports to protect illegal aquifer frac’er Encana?

2007-alberta-water-regulator-secret-editing-fraud-steve-wallace-edited-research-councils-independent-reports-by-dr-alexander-blyth-even-changed-conclusions

Slide from Ernst presentation at frac conference in Montreal, November 19, 2016

2016 11 29: Another new study links groundwater changes to fracking, “Groundwater in valleys appears to be more likely affected than water further upslope”

2016 11 16: Another Alberta farm family poisoned by the oil and gas industry, and their Alberta lawyer Kieth Wilson, settle & gag & betray the public interest: The Sakens settle with Bonavista Energy after area aquifer and farm at Edson contaminated with explosive methane and toxic chemicals. Where’s the AER? Where’s the punitive fine? Where’s Alberta’s Energy Minister? On another cushy trip to China with Encana?

2016 11 10: AER issues another order against Bonavista Energy Corporation for contaminating drinking water aquifers and soil near Edson with sulfolane. Where did the Sakens go? Did they settle & gag?

2016 09 12: NE BC, near Dawson Creek: Explosion at Encana fracking water facility injures worker. “We don’t know the hydrological and geological implications of drawing the saline aquifer down. We may be creating a different kind of problem.”

2016 05 29: New peer-reviewed published paper by Digiulio & Jackson, Pavillion Wyoming aquifers contaminated by fracking: Only one industry is allowed to inject toxic chemicals into underground sources of drinking water – hydraulic fracturing

2016 03 31 RT news on Digiulio & Jackon's new peer-reviewed paper proving fracing, acidizing in Encana's Pavillion Wyoming gas field contaminated drinking water aquifers

2014 08 12 DiGuilio Jackson Hydraulic Fracturing directly in underground drinking water sources at Pavillion Wyoming snap title

2014 08 12 DiGuilio and Jackson Hydraulic Fracturing directly in underground drinking water sources at Pavillion Wyoming snap

2016 02 04: Copy CAPP? Methane in Ohio county’s water from coal beds, not fracking. Study finds methane contamination in Ohio groundwater *not* common or caused by nature

2016 06 04: Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

2016 05 21: Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Wittmann rules for creditors instead of clean-up when energy companies go bankrupt, Rules against Albertans, water, land and air

2016 03 15: Canada’s Dr. John Cherry Shale Gas Recommendation: Frack ‘n Track Us. Cherry needs to sign his family up first. How’d he like his loved ones to live in industry’s leaking methane explosive risk every day? Be subjects of a polluted-ass-tracking study living with thousands of fracs & refracs, even into his drinking water supply, for a decade and more?

2016 03 10: Jury awards two Dimock Twp. families $4.24 million after Cabot offered a few thousand to Gag & Settle; Cabot plans appeal alleging ‘improper conduct’ by the families’ lawyer

2016 02 10: Colorado: Water-monitoring well contaminated with industry’s thermogenic gas northeast of Greeley

2015 12 16: Regulator Order Fraud? Was this AER’s plan all along? Bonavista Energy asking Alberta Court of Appeal to quash AER’s order that the company supply safe water to Sakens and their dairy herd after groundwater contaminated

2015 12 15: 2,258 families in temporary housing, 111 staying with family or friends, 3,162 in placement process. Growing environmental disaster in LA: Monster industry-created methane leak revealed in new aerial infrared video. What happens if SoCalGas can’t fix their leak? Was the leaking gas frac’d? Is it radioactive?

2015 11 25: Public and Corporate Health Fraud? Where’s the regulator? Huge natural gas leak in California has impact of burning 300 million gallons of gasoline, is sickening residents, could take months to fix, class action lawsuit filed

2015 10 16: AER trying to buy Harper votes? When’s AER going to criminally charge Encana for violating AEPEA and the Water Act by illegally fracturing and diverting fresh water from Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, and releasing gases that contaminated citizen water wells and blew up the community’s water tower, seriously injuring the munical water manager? Did he gag & settle?

2015 10 02: !!! Regulators launch inquiry after WFAA questions EOG gas well records related to Cody Murray’s water well explosion. Will the AER ever investigate Encana illegally fracing Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers?

2015 04 25: The cheap cost of oil and gas industry polluting drinking water aquifers: Companies & Pennsylvania DEP agree on fines for industry’s illegal methane migration into drinking water wells in 3 counties

2015 04 21: Thermogenic methane contaminating Gaspé drinking water near Petrolia’s methane leaking oil well; Citizens ask municipal representatives to take back Petrolia’s Permits

2015 03 16: Pennsylvania, Finleyville: Joyce and Hillary Hill forced out of their home of 38 years; Migrating gas into their water cistern exploded, threatens explosion of their home too

2015 02 07: Calmar families asked to leave homes again in effort to fix Imperial Oil’s methane leak, Ordered fix made the leak worse

2014 12 11: Trouble Beneath Our Feet: Leaking Energy Wells a Burning Issue; Big problem, Expensive to Fix, Impossible to Completely Stop

2014 08: Table summarizing PA DEP warning letters, obtained by FOIP completed by media) sent to residents with methane contamination cause by the oil and gas industry

2014 08 Table of PA DEP methane home & water contamination case letters, released by media via FOIP law 12014 08 Table of PA DEP methane home & water contamination case letters, released by media via FOIP law 22014 08 Table of PA DEP methane home & water contamination case letters, released by media via FOIP law 3

*Many more letters were released showing other contamination, all were caused by oil gas activities. Only gas contamination letters are tabled. If no methane data is listed, none was presented in the letter. PDF of the above table

July 2014, DEP released 209 cases since late 2007; August 28, 2014 they released more cases, bringing total to 248 cases. Media FOIPed for and released the letters.

Standard comment in most of the DEP methane home and water contamination letters: 

There is a physical danger of fire or explosion due to the migration of natural gas into water wells or through soils into dwellings where it could be ignited by sources that are present in most homes/buildings. Natural gas migration can also cause threat of asphyxiation….

It is the Department’s recommendation that all water wells should be equipped with a working vent. This will help alleviate the possibility of concentrating these gases in areas where ignition would pose a threat to life or property. Please note that it is not possible to completely eliminate the hazards of having natural gas in your water supply by simply venting your well.”

2014 07 11: Are Suspended/Abandoned Oilfield Wells Dangerous? Oil Field Worker Critical After Being Burned in Robertson County Explosion

2014 07 02: Nikiforuk: What’s Missing from Dr. John Cherry’s Council of Canadian Academies’ Frac Panel Review and Thus Canada’s Academic Fracking Debate? “The Gritty Truth.”

2014 06 09: Two-tiered Alberta: Urban, but not rural, home owners and businesses get inspections and protections from leaking abandoned energy wells and stratigraphic test holes: St. Albert residents sitting on abandoned oil and gas wells

2014 03 20: Leak in 100 year old shallow natural gas well caused serious methane migration into Waynesburg Medical Center; Methane build-up rendered the center uninhabitable!

2014 07 18: Ohio Energy Regulator Blaming Nature on First Day of Fatal Home Explosion Investigation, “these pockets are naturally occurring and not the result of human interaction, such as hydraulic fracturing or other gas wells”

2014 07 17: Woman dead, man seriously injured in home explosion in Orwell Ohio; well on property with chronic leaking natural gas problems Her boyfriend in hospital, seriously injured.

2014 07 17 Ohio Home Explosion kills 27 year old woman, critically injures boyfriend, home completely destroyed

2014 07 17 Ohio Home Explosion kills 27 year old woman, critically injures boyfriend2014 07 17 Ohio Home Explosion kills 27 year old woman, critically injures boyfriend, dog survives2014 07 17 Ohio Home Explosion kills 27 year old woman, critically injures boyfriend, dog left behind

The couple’s dog the day after the explosion

[Canadian authority and enabler, Dr. Maurice Dusseault, concluded in his report that the risks of leaky wellbores “are not great as shown by years of experience” and that the environmental consequences of seepage of natural gas in aquifers “are not catastrophic, albeit undesirable.”]

2014 07 02: Industry Fuming because Study Finds Newer and Unconventional Gas Wells Leak Methane More than Older and Conventional Wells; Problem Could be Nation-wide Putting Aquifers and Families at Risk

2014 06 05: Canada’s 500,000 Leaky Energy Wells: ‘Threat to Public,’ Badly sealed oil and gas wellbores leak emissions barely monitored, experts find

2014 06 14: Scientists: Tests prove fracking to blame for flaming Parker County wells, including Lipsky’s; Methane dramatically increasing and isotopic fingerprints indicate match to industry’s

2014 04 07: Methane contamination of Wallumbilla drinking water supply in Queensland may be linked to coal seam gas (CBM) wells; Council takes contaminated well offline to protect the community, but not Wheatland County for Rosebud Hamlet in Alberta

2014 04 05: Anadarko Petroleum settles U.S.-wide clean-up and health harm lawsuit for $5.15 billion, US Bankruptcy judge ruled the company should pay 19.35 billion and legal fees; Settlement ensures that: “Anadarko was not found to have done anything wrong.”

2014 03 07: Drilling and fracing cast shadow on home mortgages; underwriters concerned with the “unique risks associated with the fracing process”

2014 03 04: Government finds methane in drinking water wells in Gaspé, water wells are within 2 km of Pétrolia’s oil wells, one of them reported in 2012 to be leaking methane

2014 03 02: Encana, Anadarko, Pioneer, Apache Have Greatest Fracking Water Risks; Investors have exposure to these formidable risks

2013 12 29: USGS study in areas heavily impacted by gas drilling in upstate New York State: 26% of water wells tested showed more than 1 mg/litre of methane!

2013 11 24: Cabot buys second methane polluted residential property in Dimock 12-acre parcel on Carter Road flanked by faulty gas wells

2013 10 03: This once was HOME: Fracking Leaking Methane Bombs in Parker County, TX and Battleground Dimock property sold, deed bars owners from building home there “forever”

  • President Obama knows about this.
  • The EPA knows about this.
  • The Texas Railroad Commission knows about this.
  • Scientists know about this.
  • Range Resources knows about this.

No one is doing anything about this. 

No one will ever live at 1101 Carter Road in Dimock Pennsylvania again.

The 3.6-acre property is one of 18 in the Susquehanna County village where state environmental regulators in 2009 traced methane contamination in the water supplies back to faulty natural gas wells drilled by Cabot Oil and Gas Corp.

The last residents, Craig and Julie Sautner, were once outspoken critics of natural gas development. As part of a confidential settlement that ended their part in a bitter lawsuit against the company, the Sautners sold their property to Susquehanna Real Estate I Corp., a Cabot subsidiary, for $167,500 in August 2012 and moved out of the state. Last month, Cabot had the home demolished, leaving the lot largely empty save for a yard sign for Dimock Proud, a community group that supports natural gas drilling and promotes a positive image of the township’s environment. Now, Cabot has sold the property, minus the oil and gas rights, to a neighboring family for $4,000. The deed stipulates that a home can never be built on the parcel: No building, according to the deed’s careful conditions, “shall be erected as or for or used or occupied as a residence or dwelling for human habitation.” The restriction applies “forever.”

The deed allows for a barn, garage, pool, outbuilding or driveway to be placed on the lot. It also carries a permanent easement that allows Cabot to access the water well on the property “for the purpose of inspection, water sampling, maintenance, and repairs.”

… Cabot spokesman George Stark declined to comment on the sale. Cabot has long denied that its operations damaged Dimock’s water supplies and has worked to make the case that any contamination in the township’s water wells occurs naturally or predated its drilling.

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2013 10 16-17: Presentation on industry’s leaking methane migration problems in Alberta by Theresa Watson, appointed to the ERCB (now AER) Board, from 2009 to June 2013. Below is the last slide in Ms. Watson’s presentation:

2013 10 Past ERCB Board Member Theresa Watson Presents in Colorado The Skeletons are Coming out of the Closet

2013 07 13: Doddridge County gas fracking explosion injures at least 7

“We do not know the ignition source, but we suspect it was a methane explosion,”

2013 06 28: New Duke University Study: Methane and ethane found in drinking water near natural gas wells: study, Increased stray gas abundance in drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction

2013 06: Ernst shares her gas migration brief with harmed citizens around the world and the public, summarizing industry and regulator research showing many cases of fracking contaminating drinking water – in some cases blowing homes and water wells up and killing innocent citizens.

Submissions of Ernst’s Gas Migration Paper:

Earlier editions of this report were submitted:

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation January 11, 2012

The Québec Évaluation Environnementale Stratégique (ÉES) sur le Gaz de Schiste January 15, 2012

June 13, 2013 to Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment, Scoping Report for Oil and Gas Licensing

June 17, 2013 to Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel reviewing frac impacts

June 17, 2013 to Wheatland County Council

June 18, 2013 to Rocky View County Council

June 24, 2013 to Monsieur Normand Boulianne, chef de service, Service de l’aménagement et des eaux souterraines, Direction des politiques de l’eau Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs

Please specify if your new law’s exemption for 50,000 litre injections or less is per stage or all stages of a frac, per individual perforated zone or total injections via all perforations in a well bore, and how often a company can legally inject 50,000 litres of frac fluid at different time intervals into the same perforation of a well bore.

 June 26, 2013 to Lancashire County Council

The Science is Deafening 
Industry’s Contamination Everywhere 
Regulator and Protective Agencies Run for Cover

Dates (2013)

June 13 EES Gas Migration paper submitted to UK Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment, Oil and Gas Licensing

June 14 ERCB closes the Campbell’s (Alberta ranchers) drinking water contamination investigation after 8 years of investigation*

June 15 Encana misses their promised deadline to file Statement of Defence on the Ernst vs Encana case after being served April 2011

June 16 BC Tap Water AllianceFrackingCanada and Ami(s) du Richelieu broadcast the EES Gas Migration paper globally

June 17 EES Gas Migration paper submitted to Council of Canadian Academies expert panel reviewing frac’ing; report due soon

June 18 US EPA announces 2 year delay of comprehensive frac study

June 20 US EPA pulls out of Pavillion water contamination investigation after 4 years;Encana takes over with $1.5 million donation

June 24 Duke Study #2 on drilling and frac’ing causing methane contamination of groundwater published online, affirms Study #1

Duke Study #1 reported 17x more methane in groundwater near drilled and frac’d wells, published online May 9, 2011.

EES = Ernst Environmental Services

The Big Squeeze: North American Regulator and Protective Agency Close Controversial Groundwater Contamination Cases

EESGasMigrationBriefPDFLink

Where are the authorities hired and paid to protect public health and safety from explosive pollution cause by the oil and gas industry?

Why are ordinary citizens doing the regulator’s work for no pay and at great risk?

2013 03 31: Old iron gas pipes are leaking across Michigan; replacement is slow, natural gas explosions can be deadly

2013 03 19: Columbiana County Well Explosion Caused by Static Electricity

2013 03 16: Well explodes in eastern Wayne County, Ohio

2013 01 09: As the oilfield’s risks and liabilities dramatically increase because of greed and hydraulic fracturing, Mountain View County Council voices concerns with Alberta ERCB (now AER) reducing oilfield emergency requirements

2012 08 17: Deadly explosion Encana’s latest woe

The rare and tragic incident, which occurred at a recently completed site northeast of Denver at approximately 1 p.m. MT on Wednesday, comes at a particularly bad time for Canada’s largest natural gas producer.

2012 11 13: Mountain View County will inform residents about new abandoned energy well rules

2012 11 08: Anthony Ingraffea: Fluid Migration mechanisms due to faulty well design and / or construction

2012 10 04: Cabot Oil & Gas’ leaking methane concerns continued on Carter Road

2012 09 05: Dimock, PA: State is probing methane in home

2012 08 28: More Than Three Months Later, Methane Gas Is Still Leaking In Bradford County

2012 08 16: Dimock residents, Cabot settle, Residents had alleged that their drinking water was contaminated by gas driller

2012 08 15: Dimock Pa. agrees to settlement in fracking federal lawsuit, Documents indicate that residents of Dimock Township, Pa., who claim their water was poisoned by fracking, have reached a confidential settlement with Cabot Oil & Gas in a lawsuit that has been ongoing since 2009

2012 07 30: In Northeast Pennsylvania, Industry’s Methane Migration Means Flammable Puddles And 30-Foot Geysers

2012 06 23 Truth & Consequences fracing, Shell frac'ing caused gas water geyer Tioga Co, Ernst pressentation to National Farmers Union

2012 06 23 Truth & Consequences fracing, industry caused gas water geyers Ernst pressentation to National Farmers Union

2012 07 07: Migration of Gas from Oil/Gas Fields

Oilfields have demonstrated a long history of gas migration problems. Experience has shown that the migration of gas to the surface can create a serious potential risk of explosion, fires, noxious odors, and potential emissions of carcinogenic chemicals, such as BTEX.

… As discussed under “Paths of Gas Migration,” man-made channels (wells) and fault zones are the most likely zones where large volumes of migrating gas flow will occur. … The major paths for vertical migration of gas are faults and fractures. These breaks or channels in the rock may be formed by natural lithification processes and tectonic activities. Additional avenues of migration may be created during drilling operations, which not only create a hole (or wellbore) through the strata but also cause fracturing of the formations around the wellbore. This problem is often compounded by inadequately sealing the space between the wellbore and the well casing with cement or improperly filling the fractures around the wellbore itself in an attempt to prevent future gas and liquid migration (poor cement bonding).

… Any holes in the casing and the surrounding cement sheath in the annular space between the casing and the wellbore, within the calculated “zone of escape,” will result in gas leaking out of the wellbore and then toward the surface. …

The lower explosive limit of the oilfield gases (composed primarily of methane) is approximately 5% by volume when mixed with 95% by volume of air. This mixture of gases is a serious explosion and/or fire hazard, especially where this gas is capable of migrating into a confined space, such as a room or an electrical vault. A clear recognition of a very serious problem with oilfield gases migrating to the surface and causing an explosion was the incident in the Fairfax area of Los Angeles on March 24, 1985, which demolished the Ross Department Store and injured over 23 people (Cobarrubias, 1985). Escaping oilfield gases along the fault zone burned for days through cracks in the sidewalks and within the parking lot surrounding the store. [Emphasis added]

2012 03 14: Gas Wells Leak – Even Upside Down – in Australia 44% of gas wells leaking in the Tara Coalbed Methane field

2012 03 02: The Assessment Review Board Reduces Methane Contaminated Property’s Taxation Value to Zero

2012 03 02 Ontario Methane contaminated property valued at zero by Assement Review Board

2012 03 02 Ontario Assement Review Board methane contamination real hazard

2011 11 11: 118 homes evacuated in Calgary after explosion

2011 10 06: Province may change energy well setback rules because of industry’s fugitive methane To protect the oil and gas industry?  Or landowners and the many citizens living in explosive risks?

2011 07 27: Fingerprinting of gas contaminating groundwater and soil in a petroliferous region, Alberta, Canada

2011 05 04: Calmar Homeowners Suing Town of Calmar and Aztec Home Sales Inc over Leaking Wells

2011 04 11: Imperial Oil leaking natural gas wells a nightmare for homeowners near Edmonton

2011 03 28: Casey Calls for Federal Help With Gas Explosions in NW PA, After McKean County house explosions, Casey sends letter to Department of Energy asking for help and coordination with local and state officials

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today wrote U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu concerning gas migration-related incidents in Northwestern Pennsylvania. After the most recent house explosions in McKean County, Senator Casey called for federal help investigating the explosions and in coordinating with local and state officials to protect public health and safety.

“I am deeply alarmed to learn of yet another gas-migration-related explosion in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Emergency Response Program, there have been dozens of gas migration incidents in northwestern Pennsylvania recently. Some of those have led to explosions, leading to injury and the destruction of at least two homes. The belief that the source of the explosions is some type of thermogenic gas migration caused by extensive drilling appears to be widespread. Two homes in McKean County (the state leader in drilling permits for oil and gas wells) were destroyed, the first on December 12, 2010, and the second on February 28, 2011. … The McKean County homes were located about two and half miles from each other in neighborhoods bordering Hedgehog Lane, where oil and gas drilling activities had caused methane gas infiltration into drinking water wells, leading to taste and smell impacts. Schreiner Oil, the company involved, was ordered by the PA DEP to restore the water and has been providing bottled water to the impacted neighborhood.”

2011 02 16: Bainbridge Ohio: Methane Leaking, Home Exploding Gas-well ordeal finally ends well

Bainbridge Ohio Home Explosion from industry gas leaking into groundwater

2011 01 12: Bainbridge Ohio: Settlement reached in methane leaking, home exploding gas-well incident

2010 12 06: Crying foul over Calmar gas well, Calmar residents upset about lack of compensation, loss of property values

2010 06 02: Leaking gas well forces families out in Calmar neighbourhood

2010 04 04:PA DEP Takes Aggressive Action Against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp to Enforce Environmental Laws Protect Public in Susquehanna County; Suspends Review of Cabot’s New Drilling Permit Applications Orders Company to Plug Wells Install Residential Water Systems Pay $240,000 in Fines Cabot contaminated 9 square miles with leaking explosive methane in the drinking water aquifer there!

2009 12 02: PA Dimock families sue Cabot, Gas drilling fallout

2008 Bachu with ERCB (now EUB) and Watson presentation on the problem:

2008 Bachu and Watson methane leakage may be increased by perforating and fracing and multiple peforated inervals

2007 09 15: Home Explosion in Bentley Alberta destroys one home, damages several others

2007 EUB, now AER, presentation on the problem (to the public, and impacted families and communities, the regulator lies & denies):

Summer 2006: Ernst’s methane and ethane contaminated water

2006 Firewater in Canadian Business Magazine by Nikiforuk, photo Jessica Ernst and her frac contaminated drinking water

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2006 05: Bruce Jack Private water well explosion at Spirit River, Alberta:

AER and Alberta Environment fraudulently covered-up and bullied Bruce Jack after his water well at Spirit River also sprayed gas contaminated water up, later found to have been caused by an oil & gas industry well nearby:

2006 May Bruce Jack's water forced out of well because the dangerous concentrations of methane and ethane

The regulator had advised Jack to install the above gas venting system as the solution to the pollution!

Years later , even though knowing from this experience that venting does not remove industry’s migrating gases from water well bores or aquifers, the regulator advised this life threatening venting to numerous other Albertans, including Ernst, who remain harmed with explosive drinking water contaminated with methane, ethane, etc because of frac’ing by the oil and gas industry nearby.

2006 05 09 Bruce Jack Water Well Pump house explosion AFTER professionally installed system to vent the dangerous methane and ethane out

Bruce Jack natural gas contaminated water well, photo taken day of the explosion, May 9, 2006. The Alberta government and AER continue to allow companies to drill and frac the area.

2006 10 25 & 26 Bruce Jack Water Well Explosion Documentary by Grant Gelinas CBC News Intro

Special CBC News report on the Jack contaminated water well and explosion by Grant Gelinas. The video starts with audio of gases forcing water to shoot out of Jack’s well.

2006 05 09 Bruce Jack in Alberta hospital contaminated water well explosion

Bruck Jack in hospital the day after the explosion, when Peter Watson, then Deputy Minister Environment (now CEO of the National Energy Board), promptly arrived at his bedside to silence him with promises of permanent safe alternate water (the ministry and AER had deflected Jack’s concerns for years before the explosion).

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Peter Watson, appointed by Harper govt to Chair the National Energy Regulator. Do you feel safe in your Canadian home?

Two industry gas-in-water testers, there to test the contaminated water the day of the explosion, were also hospitalized with serious injuries. Jack was hospitalized for a month. There were no Canadian Drinking Water Guideline Limits for methane and ethane (or propane, butane, pentane, etc.) then, and there still aren’t. Limits for methane and industry’s other migrating explosive gases might get in the way of private profits.

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More details at FrackingCanada’s The Silence is Deafening, Industry’s Gas Migration, including a video of Jack’s water shooting out of his well

2005 12 08: Home exploded at Bondad Hill, Colorado

COGCC seeks aid in dealing with wells, State agency to ask Legislature for $800K in emergency funding …

“Holy mackerel, this is an expensive proposition,” said Samuel Potter, who sits on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The price tag could climb an additional $750,000 if the commission decides it needs to buy out area property owners to ensure public safety.

That well is leaking gas from the Fruitland Coal formation – the same place tapped by La Plata County’s coal-bed methane wells. The leak started almost 70 years ago, and nearby residents have long complained about methane pollution in their water wells. The gas commission hired a consultant to measure methane in the soil at 150 different points every few months since the explosion. “One of the disturbing things is we’re starting to see some high concentrations further east where we haven’t seen them before,” said Debbie Baldwin, a COGCC environmental specialist who has been actively involved in the cleanup. The latest methane gas survey showed that although the overall size of the gas seep hasn’t changed much, methane concentrations have intensified around some nearby homes….

The high methane concentrations caused a harrowing experience for the last crew that tried to excavate the Bryce 1-X well this year. “There was so much gas seeping up around the well that the whole pit was on fire. It was very dangerous,” Baldwin said …

“Gas is leaking and encroaching on people’s homes. Clearly, something needs to be done about it,” said Peter Mueller, the commission’s chairman. “If somebody got hurt and we’re waiting on paperwork, that’s a horrible thing to have to wait through.”

Petrogulf, which owns the closest operating well to the abandoned Spatter wells, bought the property of Charles Yoakum, who was injured in the explosion. The COGCC is talking about reimbursing Petrogulf for the expense. “I talked to (Yoakum), and I think he feels he’s been treated fairly,” Baldwin said. “His health still isn’t perfect, but he’s much better than he was.”

October 2005: Ernst’s methane and ethane contaminated water

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2005 01 27: Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water tower and sent a Wheatland County employee to hospital

2004 Encana secretly illegally fractures Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, community-wide methane and ethane contaminated followed, some water wells additionally with propane and butane, Encana and regulators lie & deny:

Encana Shallow CBM Well 05-14-27-22-W4M Slide 57 in 2012 09 22 From Cape Town To Yukon Whitehorse

Diagram, showing Encana’s perfs and fracs into two Rosebud fresh water aquifers, by Hycrogeological Consultants Ltd. – retained by Encana when water wells began to go bad at Rosebud

Where are the authorities?

Breaking the law, violating Ernst’s Charter rights, covering-up to protect the law violating polluter, Encana.

2003 Records filed by Encana at The Groundwater Centre Database, shows 6 zones intentionally perf’d into Rosebud’s fresh water aquifers, subsequently intentionally fractured by Encana:

2003 Encana 5-14-22-27-W4M Shallow Casing Perforations frac'd in 2004 into Rosebud Drinking Water Aquifers from Alberta Groundwater Centre Database

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2002 CCME 600,000 abandoned wells industry's future impact could be immense

2014 04 30 CCAs Dr John Cherry Ignored His own 2002 CCME report Chapter 4 laws regs weak, lack of enforcement

2002 Trican Husky 12 to 80 per cent energy wells leaking in their study Slide from Ernst Presentations

2004 Coleman Research proves industry's leaking gas migrated almost 7 miles killing two people at Hutchinson explosions in 2001

2001 Hutchinson Kansas explosions killed two people industry's leaking gas eventually was found to have caused the explosions

So much of industry’s leaking gas made its way into the aquifers, it create “natural” gas infused geisers

2001 Hutchinson Kansas methane leaking from gas industry erupting out of aquifers

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2000 Meehan & Hamilton Research and Findings on the 1985 Dress For Less explosion:

2000 Meehan & Hamilton on Dress For Less explosion, Unscientific 'happily blameless ending'

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2000 Meehan & Hamilton on Dress For Less explosion, 'the implication being that the methane hazard could exist vitrually anywhere, so no human agency was at fault for its workings'

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1996 Part 2: Migration of Methane into Groundwater from Leaking Production Wells near Lloydminster

1996 CAPP gas migration study Industrys leaking methane may spread in aquifers as gas phase or dissolved Slide from Ernst Presentations

1995 Part 1: Migration of Methane into Groundwater

1993 04 19: Foul Water Leads to Court Methane Contamination from CBM

In a two-year study, USGS scientists found methane gas in one-third of water wells inspected and concluded that oil and gas drilling is the main source of contamination of the shallow aquifers in the Animas River Valley. …the BLM’s reaction reflects a long-standing refusal to trust evidence linking rising numbers of methane-contaminated private wells with the gas boom. …the report shows that “the industry isn’t anywhere near as competent in preventing that kind of contamination as they have led everyone -including regulators – to believe.” Based in part on the USGS report, lawyers representing hundreds of area residents filed a class-action lawsuit Feb. 11 charging four oil companies – Amoco Production Company, Meridian Oil Inc., Southland Royalty Company, and Phillips Petroleum – with recklessness and deliberate disregard for the safety of local residents. The suit says the four oil companies ignored their tests, which showed that methane from their deep wells was polluting shallow aquifers, and asks for both actual and punitive damages.

1993 Husky Oil’s Gas Migration Research Effort – An Update

1993 Husky definition gas migration in oil and gas wells

1993 Husky on how serious and big a problem industrys gas migration is Slide from Ernst presentations

1985 03 25: Gas Explosion Shatters Fairfax Store; 23 Hurt

March 24, 1985 03 24: Ross Dress for Less Explodes in LA, California, 23 seriously injured, massive damages. Caused by oil and gas industry’s excessive & greedy injections causing a slip, resulting in methane migrating into the store, where a spark ignited it.

2004 Ghilligar and Endres on Dress for Less Explosion causes Corrosion and Leaks in casing not bacteria

1985 Dress for Less Explosion Task Force blamed Bacteria, rising water table, ignored oil and gas impacts

No Duty of Care? AER and Alberta Environment did the same thing: Blamed bacteria and the harmed water well owners to protect the polluters, putting the public at risk, even though the regulators knew Encana had broken the law, intentionally fractured Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers.

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1985 Dress for Less Explosion Slide 2 from Ernst Presentations

Slides above from Ernst presentations

1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube

1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube voice of Benita Harris

1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube snap 8 another burn victim Diana Lopez

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1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube snap 6 burn injury both legs Benita Harris

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1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube snap 4 burn injury Benita Harris

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2012 05 30 You tube of March 24, 1985 Dress for Less leaking industry's methane caused explosion

1985 Ross Dress for Less Explodes Youtube snap 2

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