Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mayor Tillman of Dish, TX asks for a halt in operations of gas drilling activity

Advisory - Town of DISH, TX

DISH TX Calls For Five Natural Gas Compression Stations to Halt OperationsBased on results of recent air study, local officials in the town of DISH, TX has asked operators for a safety stand down.

DISH, TX -- The results of a DISH, Texas municipal Ambient Air Quality Study recently revealed high concentrations of toxic air emissions, including neurotoxins and carcinogens, near and on residential properties in the small town of DISH, Texas. . In a letter sent to company officials dated November 16, 2009, local officials from the Town of DISH have asked operators to cease and desist operations, until they can guarantee the safety of area citizens. This letter was sent to company officials from; Texas Midstream Gas Services, LLC, Enbridge Holdings, LLC, Energy Transfer Partners, Atmos Pipeline Texas, and Crosstex, Energy Services. To date one of the companies in question have not responded to this request.

DISH is located in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale gas play and is home to a megacomplex of compressor stations, as well as pipelines, metering stations, gathering lines and gas wells. The Town of DISH's air study sampled air at seven locations from August 17 to 18, 2009. The results of this analysis revealed high concentrations of carcinogenic and neurotoxin compounds near and on residential properties. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has performed subsequent studies that validated these concerns.

For more info:
Calvin Tillman, Mayor of Dish

Town of Dish
5413 Tim Donald Road
Dish, TX 76247

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