Board of Commissioners Encourages Inspection of Oil and Gas Wells

In light of the recent Firestone tragedy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Great Western Oil & Gas Company are taking proactive measures to ensure public safety by shutting in and inspecting several oil and gas wells in the area.

To ensure the safety of Adams County residents, the Adams County Board of Commissioners is encouraging all operators within the county to immediately inspect vertical wells that are within 250 feet of occupied buildings to ensure they are safe and meet all industry operating requirements.

"The Board of Commissioners' primary responsibility is to ensure the health and safety of our residents is protected above all else," said Board Chair Eva Henry.