Video of Chesapeake Energy Natural Gas Facility in Fort Worth, TX with TCEQ report of benzene exceeding the long-term exposure level

January 14, 2013

in Air Test, Chesapeake Energy, TCEQ, Video

The video you are about to watch was shot by members of ShaleTest with a FLIR GasFindIR camera on October 30, 2012. What you are seeing is not steam, but CHEMICALS. This is a video of a produced water tank that is located at a Chesapeake natural gas compressor station along the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth, TX. The odor from these emissions was horrible. This facility is located directly next to a public park and a large community.

ShaleTest made a complaint to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) when the video was shot. TCEQ did air sampling and found benzene over the long-term exposure exposure levels. Benzene in the air causes leukemia, a potentially fatal cancer of the blood-forming organs, in susceptible individuals. The World Health Organization reports that benzene is carcinogenic to humans, and no safe level of exposure is recommended.  You can view the full TCEQ report here.

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