Abandoned Oil Wells In Ohio
Abandoned oil wells have a life span of about 40-50 years. After this time period they can pose health threats to residents or people nearby. These abandoned or capped or plugged wells can lose their seal and start to leak gas. As we all know from 6th grade science class that matter seeks the path of least resistance. When pressure is applied underground from fracking nearby these sealed oil wells can break. Who is checking these wells to make sure the are still safe? Where is the funding from the Government or the oil industry? This is going to be a big health issue in the next few years and decade. Stay tuned.
If you live near an abandoned oil well in Ohio that you think might pose a safety risk please post the issue to our Oil and Gas Health & Safety Map.