24 Sep '11, 1pm

Air pollution in the gas fields, high levels of ozone and benzene make breathing hard, #fracking

Air pollution in the gas fields, high levels of ozone and benzene make breathing hard, #fracking

WILSON: Colorado doesn't require any onsite gas field monitoring for air quality. Places that have done such monitoring found some serious problems. Last winter, gas-drilling areas in Wyoming recorded smog or ozone concentrations comparable to Los Angeles and Houston. In Texas, inspectors found toxic benzene - which causes leukemia - seeping from gas equipment almost every place they checked. Corey Zurbuch’s an attorney in Aspen. He says he gets calls daily from people affected by natural gas development.

Full article: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-0...

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