Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

State records show that Blackford County has more than 1400 abandoned oil and gas wells, most of which were drilled prior to 1910.  Those abandoned drilling sites can become conduits for contamination of ground water.  Read more here.


Monitoring the Cleanup at Hartford Iron

Hartford Iron and Metal in Hartford City is heavily contaminated by a long list of chemicals. BCCC is concerned it could impact health in the community, so we are keeping a close eye on the cleanup.  Read more here.


Testing Soil at Glass Factory Sites

Blackford County Concerned Citizens brought in help generously donated by private firms and not-for-profit organizations to test the county’s old glass factory sites for arsenic and lead left behind in the soil.  Read the full report here.