Town says no to seismic testing

The Flower Mound Town Council voted 4 to 1 to prohibit seismic testing on the town’s public roadways and right-of-ways at their Dec. 7 meeting. Seismic testing will still be allowed on private property.

The process of seismic testing involves using large trucks to set off vibrations underground. Sound waves help gauge the depth and thickness of various rock formations to determine the possible presence of natural gas.

Councilmembers Al Filidoro, Tom Hayden, Mike Wallace and Jean Levenick voted to prohibit seismic testing on public roads, while Place 1 Councilmember Steve Dixon voted against the restriction.

Neighboring towns, like Copper Canyon and Bartonville, allow seismic testing on their public roads.

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