Sunday, June 25, 2017

Heritage Park Pump Removed and Well Plugged

After a little more than four years, the oil pump in Heritage Park was removed and the well head plugged. Lately, the pump was repeatedly shut down and did not seem to produce enough oil anymore. Unfortunately, lots of drilling fluids and oil filled pipelines remain buried under ground. Was it really worth it?

 Here are some pictures from 2013 when the well was drilled and the toxic drilling fluids were simply buried in a sandwich of tarps:

February 11, 2013

April 25, 2013

May 2, 2013

Then a pipeline had to be build to the processing plant on M52 (Witt Farm):

May 1, 2013

And then even more pipelines were buried from Heritage Park to two wells off Valley Road around the playground and baseball fields...

Was it really worth it? Short term profits for companies such as Savoy without longterm consideration of costs for the community.

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