Taken by Arlington Fire Department. From Star-Telegram article
This picture was taken yesterday in Mansfield where there was a release that was so profound people thought it was a fire. This is the type of release that I warned the Dallas Drilling Task Force about when I said: It is not a question of if the residents will be exposed but when and how often. When you place gas wells in neighborhoods, residents will be exposed through leaks, accidental releases and intentional/allowed releases. FACT!
We The People in the Barnett Shale have been telling anyone who will listen that air is the pathway of most concern. Dr. Theo Colborn also says that. Fracking and water depletion and contamination is also a huge concern but air is the pathway of most concern.
A new article with links to some health information: Natural Gas Wells Proliferation Poisoning Children’s Air, Research Suggests
Please also see:
- Shale Survival – Medical
- Gas well and facility leaks in the Eagle Ford Shale
- Barnett Shale: FIND TCEQ FUGITIVE EMISSIONS VIDEOS TAKEN IN YOUR AREA
Fugitive emissions occur at every stage, at every joint, at every coupling. They all leak. Even if you use the latest technology, there will be exposures.