DISH, TX — The results of a DISH, Texas municipal Ambient Air Quality Study recently revealed high concentrations of toxic air emissions, including neurotoxins and carcinogens, near and on residential properties in the small town of DISH, Texas. . In a letter sent to company officials dated November 16, 2009, local officials from the Town of DISH asked operators to cease and desist operations, until they can guarantee the safety of area citizens. This letter was sent to company officials from; Texas Midstream Gas Services, LLC, Enbridge Holdings, LLC, Energy Transfer Partners, Atmos – Pipeline Texas, and Crosstex, Energy Services. To date, not one of the companies in question has responded to this request.
DISH is located in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale gas play and is home to a megacomplex of compressor stations, as well as pipelines, metering stations, gathering lines and gas wells. The Town of DISH’s air study sampled air at seven locations from August 17 to 18, 2009. The results of this analysis revealed high concentrations of carcinogenic and neurotoxin compounds near and on residential properties. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has performed subsequent studies that validated these concerns.
The Town of DISH’s request is available HERE.
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Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, TX
Town of DISH
DISH, Texas 76247
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