After two years of trying to get help from state regulators, the tiny town of DISH, Texas, formerly Clark, Texas, spent 15% of their yearly budget for an independent ambient air quality study. Toxic releases and fugitive emissions from area Barnett Shale drilling development have plagued DISH residents. State regulatory agencies are stacked with industry supporters and persistent conflict of interest issues so the response was always the same: No meaningful response.
The results of the independent study revealed “Amazing and very high levels of toxic chemicals that are known and suspected carcinogens and neurotoxins.”
Acute impacts to health will occur with these concentrations of chemicals in the air. The cancer and neurotoxins will also have an impact over the long term.
All current and former residents of DISH, Texas, which was formerly known as Clark, Texas should fill out this health survey and return it to the mayor ASAP so the results can be analyzed by experts.