Understaffed, under supplied, overwhelmed regulators with no drilling slowdown in sight, just the way industry likes it.
TCEQ is so overwhelmed with odor complaints in the Barnett Shale, they have exhausted their supply of summa canisters. TCEQ was called to investigate ANOTHER odor complaint at the Williams Argyle Central Gas Processing Plant. The investigator measured high levels of VOCs but was unable to collect air samples because they have run out of summa canisters.
Regulators are also overwhelmed in the Marcellus Shale.
Fracking wells blamed for polluted water; inspectors overwhelmed
By ISAAC WOLF – Scripps Howard News Service
…a Scripps Howard News Service investigation has found:
— Overwhelmed, understaffed state inspectors aren’t keeping up with the booming industry.