Abandoned oil wells estimated at 36,000

Updated: Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 12:04 PM EDT
By Jan Larson - Sentinel County Editor

"Evidence of the oil arrived at the county commissioners office Tuesday when a glass jar of seemingly clear water was placed on the conference table. Commissioner Alvie Perkins shook the jar and oil instantly turned it into a blackened snowglobe. The commissioners listened as people from different professions - chemistry, water well drilling, and oil well capping - explained the serious risks of the abandoned oil wells."