Houston Natural Gas Company Sued for Poisoning Water Supply in Central Texas

Blanco County landowners sue Kinder Morgan over contaminated water

Houston Chronicle:

The pipeline company Kinder Morgan violated the Safe Drinking Water Act when it spilled tens of thousands of gallons of drilling fluid into Blanco County groundwater, according to a new lawsuit from local landowners and groundwater conservation groups.

In late March, Teresa Albright turned on the faucet in her Blanco home and saw the water had turned a deep brown, almost like chocolate milk. She checked every other tap in her house, and the well that is the source of the water, and found the same muddy color.

Other landowners who used well water were soon reporting the same thing.

About a mile from Albright’s home, a crew working on Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway pipeline project had accidentally spilled 36,000 gallons of drilling fluid into the earth.

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