TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010
TCEQ’S BARNETT SHALE STUDY RESULTS TO BE RELEASED 1/27/10
NEWS CONFERENCE 1/27/10 AT 1 P.M.
AT TCEQ DALLAS/FT. WORTH REGIONAL OFFICE
WHAT: TCEQ will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to release results of the study of air quality in the Barnett Shale. A news release will be distributed simultaneously, and information from the study will be posted on the TCEQ Barnett Shale website at http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/goto/barnettshale.
WHO: John Sadlier, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Michael Honeycutt, Ph.D., Director, Toxicology Department, Chief Engineer’s
WHERE: TCEQ Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Office. 2309 Gravel Drive, Ft. Worth, 76118. (Office is in a business park, be sure to Google or Mapquest the address). Office telephone 817-588-5800 if you get lost.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010.
CONTACT: Terry Clawson 512-239-0046, cell 512-657-0738
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This was in the New York Times from the Associated Press
Air testing over one of the nation’s biggest natural gas fields found two sites with extremely high levels of cancer-causing benzene and 19 more with elevated levels of the chemical, environmental regulators said. The announcement of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s test results ended months of waiting for residents who have been worried since state and private surveys detected elevated levels of benzene last year on the 5,000-square-mile Barnett Shale, which stretches beneath Dallas, Fort Worth and about 20 counties. Most of the 94 sites tested had either no harmful chemicals or very small amounts, and the readings at the two worst sites were caused by mechanical problems that were quickly fixed by the companies, the commission said.