Adams County Board of Commissioners Encourages Inspection of Oil and Gas Wells

In light of the recent Firestone tragedy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Great Western Oil & Gas Company are taking proactive measures to ensure public safety by shutting in and inspecting several oil and gas wells in the area.

To ensure the safety of Adams County residents, the Adams County Board of Commissioners is encouraging all operators within the county to immediately inspect vertical wells that are within 250 feet of occupied buildings to ensure they are safe and meet all industry operating requirements.

“The Board of Commissioners’ primary responsibility is to ensure the health and safety of our residents is protected above all else,” said Board Chair Eva Henry.

With rich traditions and history, Adams County offers the best of suburban and rural life – vibrant cities, quiet towns, and miles of recreation. Located in the Denver metro area, Adams is the state’s fifth largest county serving a population of more than 450,000 residents. Adams County is home to the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, and Thornton; portions of Arvada, Aurora, and Westminster; and the Town of Bennett. Unincorporated communities include Henderson, Strasburg, and Watkins. Stay up to date on the latest county news and information on adcogov.org, Facebook, and Twitter.