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Resource ID: #15956
Subject: Hazardous Waste
Source: Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
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Date: Sept. 26, 27, 28, 1999

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This three-part series examines the crumbling infrastructure of Texas' once-thriving oil and gas industry, detailing how government oversight and corporate welfare contributed to massive ecological devastation in the face of economic decline. "Over the last century, there have been between 700,000 and 1 million oil and gas wells drilled in Texas.... Abandoned, unplugged and leaking wells litter the state. If not properly plugged, they become perfect pathways for saltwater and other toxic fluids found deep underground to pollute groundwater aquifers..."

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