Dear Williams Energy Gulf Coast LP-A., you bring a tear to my eye and make my heart race. And there’s also some coughing and weird skin blisters involved.
Tonight I attended a community meeting in Argyle to discuss “Next Steps” in their efforts to get some relief from the impacts caused by the drilling operations in their neighborhood. We didn’t get very far because by about 7:50 PM the faint smell of a hair perm along with a burn smell was registering high enough that I decided I had to ask. “Does anyone else smell that?”
The windows were open because it was such a cool and beautiful evening. The odor suddenly grew in intensity until we jumped up and slammed the windows shut. Gah!
Our eyes were burning. And my heart started doing somersaults and beating faster than normal but I didn’t mention it first. Someone else, also, had a racing heart.
Then the texting and phone calls came. “What’s going on! It smells like dirty socks.” Other descriptors: dirty dog, wet dog, hair permanent solution, burn.
- I called the TCEQ.
- I called the National Response Center
- I called 911 on the advice of the NRC.
Those people in Argyle and Bartonville can’t continue living like this!