Thursday, October 21, 2010

Compressor Stations: Coming To a Neighborhood Near You in PA




With compressor stations being built in PA as gas drilling gets into full swing, are we fully aware of the dangers in the air? Watch these videos provided by http://shaletest.org/ to see what is being released into the air in Texas (Barnett Shale). We can't even see it with our eyes except with special cameras. However, it is well known that many chemicals used by the gas drilling industry do go airborne and are very toxic. The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) has been able to study this issue in depth and has uncovered some very disturbing information which you can check out. TEDX discovered in their research a few years ago that, of 54 chemicals identified as being used in fracking fluid (and there are more than that), 21 are readily airborne and can cause harm to eyes, skin, the respiratory system, and the gastrointestinal tract or liver.

With gas wells come compressor stations, gathering lines, meter stations, water extraction facilities, water treatment plants, among other potentially harmful structures.  Here are a few links to information which may interest you:

http://txsharon.blogspot.com/2010/10/emissions-video-devon-compressor-in.html
http://www.phillyimc.org/en/natural-gas-compressor-station-coats-farmland-used-gear-oil
http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Lowry_Compressor-Sta.htm
http://www.stargazette.com/article/20101020/NEWS01/10200422/State+hearing+addresses+proposed+Windsor+gas+pipeline
http://dearsusquehanna.blogspot.com/2010/07/compressor-stations-noise-that-can.html

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY!

4 comments:

smurfette said...

I went to the endocrine disruption site. It sounds like they know for a fact that this stuff is dangerous to public health, but there is nothing they can do about it because the companies are exempt from the clean water act, etc. When are they going to do something about this? When there is no potable water out West? When monkeys fly out of my butt? If not now, when? I wonder if the health issues have affected the families of the gas bigwigs yet. If the gas co. president's mother gets sick from the toxins, will they do something then? I guess he'd have to weigh company profits versus his Mommy's health very carefully.We'd have to keep our fingers crossed that his mother treated him nicely while he was growing up aaaaaaaand- the winner is...

I'mNoQuitter said...

I live less than a mile from the site in the Williams video, in Flower Mound, TX. I'm working with local activists to oppose hydraulic fracturing anywhere and to oppose drilling close to homes and schools. Peacegirl, if you can access my email through here, please email me, or send me a message on Facebook. Thanks! Sue Ann Lorig

Peacegirl said...

Dear Sue Ann,
I cannot seem to find you with e-mail or Facebook. Can you e-mail me?
misscarol_47@yahoo.com

DAVID said...

After the drill rig pollution, after the fracking pollution, the condensate tanks remain to poison you slowly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feot6oT3k78

http://www.youtube.com/user/davidmcfatridge?feature=mhum