An Arlington gas well is a cash cow for UTA but a nightmare for neighbors.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:26 JASON JOYCE
An important quote from this article:
David Manis, a technical specialist in TCEQ’s Field Operations Support, confirmed that the TCEQ analysis is primarily concerned with exposure effects over approximately a one-hour period. “To really get an accurate look at long-term emission levels would require longer-term monitoring — maybe a year or more,” he said.
Some residents of the shale have been exposed to these toxins for many years. More monitoring is no longer an acceptable answer.
EDIT: The point I want to make is that according to Dr. Hunnicutt, TCEQ, a year of exposure to benzene can cause cancer. High levels of hydrocarbons were first detected in North Texas by University of California in a 2003 study and reported in the DRC in 2006 in “Cars not only culprit for smog.” To continue monitoring without taking any enforcement action to stop the emissions is simply reckless endangerment.