In an interview with the BBC, Iqaluit mayor Kenny Bell said that while officials are “pretty confident” that spillage of some type of fuel from an underground tank is the likely culprit, they aren’t “100% sure”.
Here in Texas-
People, the Oil Executives will lie to you in a second. And in the early 1980s in Texas, I worked for a Petroleum Engineering Company and we were ASKED to test the Drinking Water in a Rancher’s House. He had his Own Water Well. And it was the Oil Company that asked us to checkout the Family’s Water.
So. I went and met the Oil Company’s Representative and we met the farmer and I checked out the Water. But before I did, I was told by the Oil Executive that he had personally checked it out just the day before and that he found nothing wrong and said-You better find the same thing or you won’t be working for us again. And man, we did a lot of work for them.
But as soon as I walked in the home and especially into the Kitchen and that was where it was the worse, I could smell that undeniable smell of fresh oil from an Oil Well. It has an undeniable smell most of the time. It’ll hit you in your nose. Fresh oil straight out of the ground.
And after running the faucet for thirty minutes, I had collected enough Oil to actually test the API of the Crude Oil. And then I looked at the Rancher and Oil Executive and said-In my own experience from testing Wells in this Area, I have to say that this Oil has to be Coming from a Crude Oil Bearing Zone down below. And I haven’t a clue how it is getting into your water table, but it is. It’s definitely Oil and it most likely makes your water unsafe to drink. Y’all might want to hook onto a Public Water System if there is one out here.
The Old Rancher said there was and he would Call them and get on it. But he also said the Oil in his water started the same day that they Fracked the Oil Well closest to his house that you could see out the Window in the Kitchen.
And when he said what he said, I knew that the Fracking of his Oil Well was the cause. I could only suspect a bad Cement Job on the Oil Well Casing and that the Frack channeled back up along the casing pipe and then jumped over into his water zone or even his up into his Water Well Water Zone farther out. It’s sucked anyway and that Oil had made his Water undeniably undrinkable. Sad. It was sad. And if your Water starts to have a Bad Rotten Egg Smell. It might mean Oil from an Oil or Gas Well near it is your cause. Or a bacteria got into your Well and it’s only going to get worse. Any oil or bad smells in your drinking water are a good reason to have your Water Tested for being Safe to Drink. Even from a Public Water Source. You think they are simply going to tell you all by themselves? Lol…not hardly.
The Oil Executive said-We don’t believe Our Well out there had anything to do with it. But just to make things right just the same, we’ll pay for having your home hooked-up to that Public Water System.
And we left. And this wasn’t the only Tests on the water in homes near where An Oil or Gas Well had been Fracked that our Company had done. It happens. Pour Well Casing Cement Jobs can lead to Water Zone Contamination on an Oil or Gas Well.
What was happening to these Homes just wasn’t ever being Reported in the News.
But it was happening. The Worst was a Frack Job that channeled back up a Water Well near Lake Somerville and it made it all the way to the Surface. It was a big ozzing messy pile of Salt Water and Oil and Gas hissing and ozzing in this one area coming up and out of the Ground about the size of a Dump Truck. They lite it on Fire and it looked like a small Offshore Blowout. It took several wells drilling to fix it. But they had a huge lake of Salt Water and Oil that they dammed-up. Then one Stormy night, they cut the Dike and that shit went straight into Lake Somerville. That Oil company got the Hell sued out of them. People do stupid shit all the time. Especially in the Oil Field.
FRACKING A WELL?
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, involves the injection of an average 3-5 million gallons of water plus sand and additives, at high pressure down and across into horizontally drilled wells as far as 10,000 feet below the surface. The pressurized mixture causes the rock layer to establish micro-fissures. These fissures are held open by the sand particles so that natural gas from the shale can flow up the well.