TONIGHT AT 10: Orphan wells could be closer than you think - Are you in danger
(WVUE) - Watch our new probe - LEFT FOR DEAD - Thursday night on FOX 8 News at 10 p.m.
Almost 4,000 abandoned oil and gas wells dot Louisiana's landscape and waters, from Oil City to Golden Meadow and beyond. Many of them have been deteriorating for decades; some of them are leaking. And year to year, just as the state cleans up scores of orphan well sites, hundreds more are abandoned by their operators.
Lee Zurik and FOX 8 Investigations reviewed state data and found many of these wells in the field - including some Louisianans' backyards.
Watch our new probe - LEFT FOR DEAD - Thursday night on FOX 8 News at 10.