This is a sad sight to see anywhere but it’s especially bad right next to a hospital, a home for elderly, residents’ homes and doctors’ offices. It’s also unnecessary. Some of the more responsible operators use emission control devices on their rigs. to prevent the diesel emissions.
The neighbors might be interested in this study:
How Diesel Exhaust Grows Cancer
A link has been found between diesel fumes and cancer and it lies in the ability of diesel exhaust to grow new blood vessels supplying solid tumors.
The new research, forthcoming in Toxicology Letters, found that more new blood vessels sprouted in mice exposed to diesel exhaust than in mice exposed to clean filtered air. The growth occurred in both healthy and diseased animals—meaning that even healthy bodies are susceptible to the damaging effects of diesel
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Dear Reader, you can borrow my video camera and we’ll make a YouTube video.
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And how is diesel exhaust from a rig that will be operating at the drilling location for 20-40 days not very similar to the thousands and thousands of 18 wheelers on the road that subject millions to their diesel exhaust each and every day? Because the well site is near a place that strikes your nerve because you believe that it is "immoral"? (i.e. school, home, hospital)
That's fine, but if you are so concerned with yourself and/or others being subjected to diesel exhaust, then you need to rethink your commute to work every day and your time spent driving on the highway.
Since this article is only about diesel exhaust, I kept my response directed towards diesel exhaust, and I expect you to do the same.
Dear Anonymous: Diesel endangers public health so we should eliminate as many sources as possible and certainly the excessive sources located right in neighborhoods.
Did you miss the sentence about a part that is available for drilling rigs that prevents most of the diesel emissions? These excessive emissions are not necessary. Some of the more responsible operators require that part on all their rigs. I think the Rayzor Ranch Neighbors deserve that same consideration. Don't you?
Thank you Sharon
I took some pictures in Denton County today and a few by the UNT Athletic Facility where they have a landfarm right across the street.