Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NPR Interview: Health Issues Follow Natural Gas Drilling in Texas

If you didn't hear this piece when it aired, take a moment to listen (or read) the NPR interview with the mayor of Dish, TX a small town in the northern part of the state.  After decades of living in the town, many residents are experiencing serious, unexplained health issues since the installation of 11 natural gas compression stations within the town limits.  Air tests since the stations have been built have shown "extremely high levels of carcinogens and neurotoxins."

As Mayor Tillman noted, "if you don't learn from what has happened here, by the time that the odor gets bad enough for you to not want it there, by the time that the noise gets loud enough that it's disturbing you, it's already too late."

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