I want to acknowledge that feedback from Barnett Shale residents tells me that the TCEQ response since our meeting in DISH has improved. The odors are still there and people continue to have health effects–increasingly dramatic health effects–from exposure. But, the response has improved. Thank you, Tony and Alyssa.
Whether Barnett Shale residents believe it or not, Tony Walker listened to us and was affected by your stories.
We residents, need to keep helping the TCEQ help us and we can do that by:
- Letting them know when they get it right.
- Letting them know when they get it wrong.
From a reader:
I went to the open house given by TCEQ. They had about 15 to 20 tables with displays. They also had a mobile air tester sprinter van and a FLIR camera setup outside. An interesting side note here. Some of the equipment in the sprinter van (only 1 of 2) was out of calibration. I inquired; they said they would calibrate it before going out. The equipment was calibrated in 09 and expired in April this year! You mean to tell me this EXPENSIVE VAN has not been used since at least April, more likely when it was calibrated in 09. See photos:
I think it’s a cry for help. Why didn’t they just pull the tag off? How can you not see it?