DISH, TX is not the only Barnett Shale area with high levels of toxic drilling emissions.
High emissions levels recorded outside Dish
TCEQ still analyzing data on toxic compounds found during site visits
Identified only as “Site 8” between five and 10 miles west of Dish, inspectors with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found more than 30 compounds at elevated levels at 5 p.m. Aug. 26, including all four of the “BTEX” carcinogens, according to documents obtained by the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Specifically, inspectors measured 15 parts per million of benzene, 21 ppm of toluene, 7.4 ppm of ethylbenzene and 20 ppm of xylene.
5 to 10 miles west of DISH it getting mighty close to my neighborhood.
This article marks the third time I’ve heard Dr. Sterling, University of North Texas Health Science Center public health expert, say that these high levels of toxins are unacceptable for urban areas but he seems unconcerned about rural areas. I’m pretty sure that country folks and animals don’t benefit from emissions either and those emissions don’t know where the county line is.
Get yours today!