This news should serve as another stake to the heart of the natural gas as a clean energy myth and a warning to the people of the Marcellus Shale.
Toxin discovery means more Barnett Shale air quality testing
After 12,000 new gas wells the TCEQ is finally testing the air in the Barnett Shale.
News 8 learned the TCEQ found something potentially hazardous in the air near some natural gas facilities during testing conducted around the Barnett Shale. Benzene, a cancer-causing, dangerous toxin, was discovered to be in the air.
“Long-term exposures to a high enough level of benzene can lead to cancers, leukemia specifically,” said Dr. Michael Honeycutt.
Be sure to read the entire article as it includes information about the fugitive emissions seen in the video below.