Land contamination

A well was drilled on our property and was P&A’d. They have dressed up the area and furnished me with soil samples. I’m not sure that I am reading them correctly, but it seems to have high levels of barium, selenium and sodium. There are large areas that the planted grass is not coming up. Any advice as to what I should do at this point. When they delivered the soil results to me they stated that it was all clean.

Hi WP -

Call the Oil and Gas Division of the Office of Conservation in Baton Rouge and ask them to send a Field Inspector out to take a look.

They should be able to help you understand the report the company gave you.

Charles Emery Tooke III

Certified Professional Landman

Fort Worth, Texas