FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — A woman said she lives in constant fear and
is terrified her home could blow up because of natural gas that has
managed to seep into her water supply. Amee Ellsworth can turn on a
faucet in her kitchen or bathroom, flick a lighter and watch flames
shoot up from the sink. And Ellsworth said she's afraid she or her
neighbors are at imminent risk of an explosion.
Dave Neslin from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said
the gas is likely coming from a leaking well, but there are eight
wells located within a half-mile of Ellsworth's home. The wells are
owned by two different energy companies.
Ellsworth said she's scheduled to meet Friday with officials from
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc.