I can’t be sure–I’ve not kept records–but, if my memory serves me, yesterday the permanent monitor in DISH showed the highest levels of benzene yet. That’s interesting to me since there has recently been the tiniest bit of controversy surrounding the accuracy of the monitor.
Yesterday the monitor registered .90 ppb. Suddenly having the benzene readings spike up, seems an odd coincidence.
Here is my question: What is the real level of benzene in DISH?
Since the summa canister–the most accurate way to measure toxic compounds in our air–registered benzene at 3 times the level registered on the TCEQ permanent monitor, would that mean the .90 ppb registered yesterday should multiplied by 3? That would mean the benzene in DISH yesterday was at 2.7 ppb which is right at twice the ESL for long-term exposure.
Why does this have to be so hard? Following the best practices in DRILL RIGHT TEXAS: Best oil & gas development practices for Texas would solve just about all our problems. Then I could go back to riding my horse and forget about all this gas business.