Fracking Found Responsible for Blast that Severely Burned Entire Family – No One Charged – Free Thought Project
Perrin, TX — Two and a half years after former oil field worker Cody Murray and three family members endured severe injuries when their pump house abruptly exploded into a fireball, new studies point the finger of blame squarely at one of Big Oil’s most disputatious practices: fracking.
“It’s really incontrovertible,” asserted Murray family attorney, Christopher Hamilton, of rapidly amassing evidence hydraulic fracturing was responsible for decimating the Texas family’s pump house in August 2014. “Sometimes the science just overwhelms.”
Although studies have consistently intimated fracking practices contaminate water and spawn earthquakes of even sizable intensity, the idea fracked gas and particulates could travel through horizontal fissures underground had remained the stuff of theory.
But the studies stemming from the Murrays’ lawsuit against gas operators EOG Resources and Fairway Resources — which the Texas Tribune reports is a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs — finally substantiated high-level methane contamination of the family’s well originated from a drill site hundreds of feet away.
“The timing is undeniable, the location is undeniable, the chemistry of the gas is undeniable,” Hamilton told local station WFAA. “This is not naturally occurring gas. This is gas that came from 4- to 6-thousand feet below the ground.”
In the interview, the attorney shows video of bubbling, methane-laden water — the same water that caused the 2014 blast that left Cody Murray with second- and third-degree burns over nearly one-quarter of his body. The Murrays are suing in Tarrant County District Court for $1 million in damages.
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