40 illegally operating wells ordered shut down in La Plata County

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40 illegally operating wells ordered shut down in La Plata County

Investigation finds a risk to human health, environment
The TAYLOR 3 well, operated by Atom Petroleum, is one of 40 wells state officials have ordered shut down. TAYLOR 3 has been operating illegally, posing a risk to human health, according to the cease-and-desist order. It is about a half-mile from Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School on Colorado Highway 140.

40 illegally operating wells ordered shut down in La Plata County

The TAYLOR 3 well, operated by Atom Petroleum, is one of 40 wells state officials have ordered shut down. TAYLOR 3 has been operating illegally, posing a risk to human health, according to the cease-and-desist order. It is about a half-mile from Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School on Colorado Highway 140.
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