After my father's death the family farm was deeded to me. It is presently rented for cattle pasture. The country assessor shows that the gas well on the acreage was plugged and abandoned in March, 1960. There is a bank that owns 1/2 of the mineral rights, purchased in 1939.
1. What dangers, if any, are associated with a plugged and abandoned gas well?
2. Do I or the 1/2 owner of the mineral rights have an obligation to inspect/maintain the plugged and abandoned well head?
Thanks for your help,