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Abandoned “dry hole” oil wells are polluting Texas farms, ranches and groundwater. The state won’t fix them.

Wildcatters drilled thousands of wells looking for oil and abandoned the dry holes. Some are spewing contaminated water.

By Amal Ahmed, Floodlight
Schuyler Wight at his property near the former sulfur well he's working on getting the state to plug.
Lake Boehmer earlier this year.

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