Remediation Work on Plugged and Abandoned Davis 43-6 Well to Begin on August 1st, 2020

The COGCC completed repair work on plugged and abandoned well, Davis 43-6 to address a sub-surface methane leak. Testing on this well continued after the repair was made to see if the methane in the soil would dissipate naturally, on its own. The COGCC recently determined that there is still methane in the soil approximately 18 ft underground which has not dissipated. The COGCC has said the residual methane is not a public safety issue and is making plans to further remediate this issue. Even so, Broomfield has urged the COGCC to take additional steps to address the methane.

In June, the COGCC received a proposal from the Antea Group to evaluate soil vapor extraction as the method of remediation.  Broomfield was informed that as of July 17th, that the COGCC issued a notice to their contractor to begin the Davis 43-6 pilot test work. The proposed plan will be implemented in phases, starting on August 1st, 2020.

The COGCC will use solar powered pilot testing units instead of the usual generator powered units to keep down the noise in the Anthem neighborhood where this remediation is taking place.  However, if you have any noise or health related concerns, please report them to the City and County of Broomfield’s Immediate Concern line at (mobile friendly version) or call 720.887.3130.

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