Ponder, Texas is not the only area troubled by shale gas emissions that cause health effects but it’s the most recent area to make the news. Rumor has it that people in Flower Mound have been troubled by releases at the Williams sites in their neighborhoods.
What Ponder residents and Flower Mound residents have in common:
- fracking in their neighborhoods;
- shale gas emissions that cause odors and health effects;
- frequent nosebleeds and other health complaints from the emissions.
TCEQ did some testing in Ponder but, according to this news report, several toxins were at or slightly above acceptable limits. This happens repeatedly:
- fracking comes to town
- shale gas leaks and accidental releases happen
- people get sick
- TECQ tests and says the toxins are at acceptable levels.
Things that are not acceptable:
- stinking, putrid smells in our neighborhoods that ruin our quality of life and diminish our property value and our ability to enjoy our property whether or not they make us sick;
- toxic emissions that make us sick;
- little kids getting nosebleeds from the Big Gas Mafia’s mess.
Something does not add up with the TCEQ’s testing. They are either cooking the books, or they need to calibrate their levels of acceptable toxins STAT.
Please tweet: @EPAgov help TCEQ #fracking calibrations http://t.co/b8GQAELa