The First Exposition of Conservation and Its Builders; An Official History of the National Conservation Exposition, Held at Knoxville, Tenn., in 1913 and of Its Forerunners, the Appalachian Expositions of 1910-11, Embracing a Review of

The First Exposition of Conservation and Its Builders; An Official History of the National Conservation Exposition, Held at Knoxville, Tenn., in 1913 and of Its Forerunners, the Appalachian Expositions of 1910-11, Embracing a Review of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...a failure of the casing and perhaps another failure may be attributed to the same cause. Such cases are only possible under special conditions, as where wells are situated in a city, or may be near a trolley line, or some similar condition exists. It must be recognized by all, the chief danger arises from wells which have been abandoned, and on this phase of the matter much difference of opinion arose. It will be recognized that a great many different conditions must arise regarding the plugging of wells, and each well presents its own problems. The accidents which have occurred in mines from abandoned wells have not been due to any large flow of gas, but to the unexpected striking of a well and the release of the gas stored up in the hole--it may be under very high pressure--into the mine. At present there is no record of old wells and in many cases there are no surface indications that a well ever existed, hence they have been found without any knowledge of their presence. It is realized the danger from such old abandoned wells cannot be eliminated, but there is no reason wells now in operation or hereafter drilled should at some future time be a menace. In the suggested regulations it is provided no well shall be abandoned without notice to the Chief Inspector of the intention so to do that he may have a representative present during the plugging. Where a well to be abandoned was drilled prior to the time the proposed regulations should go into effect, a description and plat of the location should be filed with the Chief Inspector, with the notice of the intended abandonment. It should be noted that no provision was made for the case where the well owner should simply quit operating the well, leaving the old casing in it. It would seem that a...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527151
  • 9781236527158