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Ground under a West Texas oil patch is moving at an alarming rate

Decades of oil drilling in West Texas have destabilized localities in a 4,000-square-mile area, which is populated by small towns, roadways and a vast network of oil and gas pipelines, and storage tanks.
 

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Radar detected significant ground sinking a half-mile east of the huge Wink No. 2 sinkhole  where th...
Radar detected significant ground sinking a half-mile east of the huge Wink No. 2 sinkhole, where there are two subsidence bowls, one of which has sunk more than 15.5 inches a year.
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