The test results are in.
Tests at well show toxins
Independent firm took samples of air; Range Resources has doubts
Saturday, March 20, 2010
By Lowell Brown
The tests found cancer-causing benzene and a host of sulfides above levels the state sets for safe short- and long-term exposure, along with elevated readings of methane, said Alisa Rich, president of Flower Mound-based Wolf Eagle Environmental, which performed the tests.
“This is very typical of what we’re finding all around the Barnett Shale,” said Rich, whose firm has tested air around natural gas facilities in area towns including Dish.
Typically, Range Resources, rather than trying to solve the problem, tries to cast doubt on the FACT of the emissions. We know for a FACT that fugitive emissions occur at every stage of natural gas extraction.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it”
Range Resources chose to flare this well and, as stated by Devon Energy, there is no reason to flare a Barnett Shale gas well.