From the mayor:
The continuous air monitor is now up and running in DISH. It is now available 24 hours a days seven days a week. I am thrilled of this development, and this is a real victory for the citizens of this community. You may see the data at the link below, and please spread the word.
Barnett Shale AutoGCs:
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Very interesting–don't see that the TCEQ is "looking for" methane(CH4) or H2S or SO2, among other things. Maybe I'm missing something?
I noticed that too! Aw well, in Texas, the worst offender, what's a little more methane, H2S and C02?
Looking at that thing is addictive.
Yeah TxSharon, I forgot about CO2–they don't monitor for that gas which can lower the oxygen content in the air we breathe! Also no monitoring for O2 (oxygen) content which is absolutely essential to health and wellbeing of all living things, including us humans.
Also don't see that the TCEQ is looking for formaldehyde which is always produced when burning methane such in compressor engines! Formaldehyde is a bad actor gas in the air! That TCEQ is really tough on 'em!
Tim Ruggiero says
This is the TCEQ pretending to be concerned. Actually, it's the TCEQ making good on their statement from a few months back in Dish when Hildebrand said 'Dish is their number one priority'. So now Dish has an air monitoring station, which is great-but I can only wonder how many months/years will pass before someone from the TCEQ has enough courage to do something about it? I wonder how long "further study is needed" will hold?
I hope they have some kind of security for these expensive trailers, O&G supporters could vandalize them.
Also, don't see that that looked for CS2(Carbon Disulfide)! This whole thing seems pretty industry friendly, typical of the TCEQ.
Also noticed somekind of pole near the trailer in the photo. Anyone know how high above ground the air sample is being taken? Most of the oil&Gas pollutants are heavier than air and gather in low places near the ground! Such samples taken high above the ground, results in low numbers!!