Note: The above video, from YouTube, has had to replace the CNN iReport video described below. The videos are essentially alike (same line up of 'stars'); however, due to a built-in feature which started playing the CNN video automatically, a problem arose when other posts moved this video farther down the page.
Follow the link below to see the CNN iReport version.
This video, from Spatula Blogger Elizabeth Burns' CNN iReport, stars an endless lineup of Exxon groundwater wells venting "the volatile organic compounds out of the groundwater here at the old Seeligson Gas Plant in Jim Wells County, Texas, on the edge of the Premont city limits. Exxon made billions here in the 1960's and 1970's and still hold all this acreage in old leases. Premont's municipal water tower [which apparently draws water from this area] is full of metals, components of produced water and volatile organic compounds.
Exxon has notified The Texas Railroad Commission of the problem... specifically separate phase hydrocarbons, BTEX, and metals in the groundwater that had leached from the pit. However... Neither Exxon nor the Texas Railroad Commission has warned the people in Premont about drinking from the municipal water supply."
Read Mrs. Burns' complete report, and leave comments for CNN HERE.
Then, turn up the volume and listen for an aborted cameo appearance by BRADFORD COUNTY in the midst of misrepresentation, evasion and obvious discomfort.