UPDATE: The maps have been added now.
Officials release maps of toxins
Data gathered around Dish used to plot possible dispersion of chemicals
Saturday, January 23, 2010
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Maps generated by the computer model showed benzene drifting above the state’s permitted level beyond the boundaries of the compression complex and into one Dish neighborhood. The same model showed that carbon disulfide likely goes beyond the boundaries of the study area — in other words, beyond the Dish town limits.
Lots of information in this article and quotes from Dr. Ramon Alvarez, a senior scientist at Environmental Defense Fund, regarding the permitting process for the oil and gas industry.
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