16 Aug '11, 8pm

More bad air from natural gas operations around the country

Recently I blogged about the new rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rein in some of the most toxic air pollutants being spewed into communities by the oil and gas industry. There have been important data from communities around the country where air sampling has found extraordinarily dangerous levels of toxic air pollutants, and where Americans are experiencing serious health symptoms they think are related to the air pollution. Here is the latest information I've come across: in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, Pam Judy reports that a compressor station on her neighbor's property has led to her family experiencing many symptoms , including nose bleeds, vertigo, mouth blisters, extreme headaches, fatigues, vomiting, and emergency room visits. Air sampling detected 16 chemical compounds, including benzene, styrene, toluene, xylene, hexane, heptane...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amall/more_bad_air_arou...

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