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Slaughterville Residents Worry Over Oil Drilling

Joe Wertz
StateImpact Oklahoma

Some residents in a central Oklahoma town say they are concerned about a company that wants to start oil drilling in the area.

The Norman Transcript reports a Tulsa-based business wants to drill an oil well in Slaughterville.

Some residents told the Slaugherville Town Hall board on Tuesday night that they worry drilling would contaminate ground water in the community. Resident Herbert Rowsey says he is worried about soil contamination in Slaughterville.

Town administrator Marsha Blair says the company has drilling permits and a million-dollar insurance pollution policy.

An oil and gas inspector says the company would inspect the well every six months.

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