|Published:||Apr 29, 2013 5:04 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 29, 2013 5:48 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - "Nobody knew anything about this," said Jaime Duran.
Jaime Duran got this letter two weeks ago. He's number one on a list of residents who live closest to a possible oil well site.
"We just dont want to live in an evacuation zone," said Duran. "With the potential that this thing can go up in smoke and make crispy critters of everyone out here."
The letter came from Total Safety, on behalf of Dan A. Hugues, a Texas-based oil and gas exploration company. Total safety is collecting emergency information from people within a mile radius, to develop a contigency plan, in case hydrogen sulfide, a deadly and colorless gas is detected. In an official statement, the company said it itdents to seek permits to drill three test wells in eastern Collier County, including inside this land near Desoto Boulevard and 24th Avenue Southeast. Neighbor Eduardo Villalonga said this location is the only one near homes.
'They're putting people in harms way."
They have safety concerns as well, like air pollution and water safety.
"Plus a 1000 foot tall rig installed a thousand feet from here we're gonna hear that," said Duran.
Duran, Villalonga, and other residents intend to fight to keep this well away from their front doors.
"It's very dangerous, we don't want that around here," said Villalonga.
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