Benzene detected at Chesapeake Barnett Shale facility in Fort Worth

You might remember this video: Disturbing videos show massive VOC leaks from Chesapeake Fort Worth facilities ShaleTest made a complaint to the TCEQ when they took the video. TCEQ did air sampling and found benzene over the long-term exposure levels. TCEQ Report for Hudson Delga Compressor in Fort Worth.

World Health Organization Air Benzene is carcinogenic to humans, and no safe level of exposure can be recommended.

The Phase II gas well ordinance for Denton is up for a vote before city council on Tuesday. Unbelievably, the ordinance allows compressor facilities in the city limits.

What: Denton City Council vote on lifting Denton’s fracking moratorium
When: Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201

Click here to RSVP for the Denton City Council meeting. (RSVP is not required for attendance.)

For more information on Denton see DentonDrilling!

The Dallas Drilling Task Force advised against allowing compressor stations in the city but there has been some trickery in Dallas.

For more information on Dallas, see Mayday Dallas! (You can learn a lot on my blog by clicking links.)

The question I want answered: What makes Southlake citizens better than Dallas and Denton? I know some people in Southlake. Some are friends and some are not. Southlake is largely an affluent area while Denton and much of Dallas are middle to low income. I think all people deserve equal protection.

Here is an infrared video of a compressor station in Denton County. The “leaks” are visible unless you have a special infrared camera.

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    I noticed that is just a short distance from the infamous Mercado Juarez facility that has been and continues to be such a burden to FW and the Oakhurst neighborhood.