Saturday, September 26, 2009


DISH, TX has been surrounded and taken over by the gas industry. Formerly a peaceful rural, residential area, it is home to 200 inhabitants, many of whom are horse breeders, whose lives have been negatively impacted by gas wells, condensate tanks, metering, and particularly, large gas compression stations. While the town has ordinances regulating drilling and production of gas wells, as is often the case, the gas industry has located several compression stations just outside town boundaries to avoid regulation. Numerous complaints have been made to the town regarding the constant noise and vibration emanating from the compression stations and the foul odor hanging over the town. Young horses have become gravely ill and there have been several deaths over the past 2 years.

The owners of the compressor site performed a "Natural Gas Leak Survey of the Dish Texas Area", using a mobile leak detection unit to monitor for methane, hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. Their report, which stresses the extreme sensitivity of their equipment, showed negligible results. Concentrations were all at levels lower than regulatory limits.

DISH Mayor Calvin Tillman has worked ceaselessly to protect his town, it's people, their quality of life and environment in the face of environmental disregard and degradation by the gas industry. Finally, the Town of DISH spent a great deal of time and money to have an independent air study performed around the large natural gas compression facility in their community. Contrary to the industry's survey, the results of the independent study confirmed the presence, in high concentrations, of carcinogenic and neurotoxin compounds in ambient air near and/or on residential properties. The report, a valuable resource as many similar sites are undoubtedly spewing the same harmful chemicals, says Tillman, further indicated that many of the compounds in the air exceeded the Short-term and Long-term Effects Screening Levels (ESLs) according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations.

For an extensive analysis of the report by Wilma Subra, MacArthur Award winning chemist, CLICK HERE to read the important findings on Bluedaze.


1 comment:

  1. McAllen TX has a flammable, toxic liquid plume under it:

    Finger pointing goes on about it.



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