Town’s fears go beyond tainted water from leak

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The COGCC is still investigating other sources of the leak. And well they should as no stone should be left unturned because they have not ascertained where the hydros on the far side of the creek have had their source. Sloppy handling from tank transfers to trucks, perhaps? Williams is still trying to push the idea of 99 bbls “on the wall” when their flow data shows they lost 1205 bbls (50610 gallons). They said 80% evaporated ;-), but regardless, prudence would dictate they assume all went into the ground. While they determine extents, it keeps moving down stream in the water table. Question -  why not go way ahead and work back to a good intercept point and try to stop it. Plan on doing a better job than the first trench operation. Perhaps to the bottom of the water table with an impermeable barrier on the downstream side? Plan on what to do with all the contaminated soil and start doing it?
Note: Williams said:
241 bbls went into the ground and 80% evaporated into the air.
241 bbls. is 20% of 1205 bbls or 50,610 gals.
Then finally, they had to be told how bad the pressure gauge was before they really looked at it; so now the COGCC wants to practice one-upsmanship and do the same?



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