When industrial practices encroach on houses, schools, and business (or housing developments encroach on active well sites) it can have horrifying and tragic results. A fatal explosion in Firestone Colorado killed a father of two and his brother-in-law. The wife and one of their children were injured. Investigators found the explosion was caused by a supply line running from a nearby gas production well owned by Anadarko Petroleum. The odorless gas saturated the ground, and leaked into the family home. The nearby well was located only 175 feet from the new home and the gas line ran 6 feet from its foundation. Residents and public officials have been raising concerns for years about the dangers of heavy industrial practices getting closer to residential areas.

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