update 7/30/14 WFAA reported that Texas Dept. of State Health Services found higher than expected rates of breast cancer in zip 75022 & 75028 but not higher than expected rates for childhood leukemia, brain, & liver cancer, also not found in higher than expected rates for adults was non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
update 4/1/14 … There is a Flower Mound Cancer Cluster claim that the childhood leukemia is triple the rate than in other areas. http://www.utexas.edu/news/2014/03/27/hydraulic-fracturing-texas/ (Comments) 1. Sara said on March 27, 2014 “It is terrifying to read about this. I work in a pediatric office in Flower Mound, and I have heard that the rates of developmental disorders in children are extremely high here also.” end update…. The Jacob Bloom story (see below) is so touching. His family lives in Flower Mound…where his now deceased mother loved and lived her life in that zip code reported to have a cancer cluster.
“Analoghartlo, I am not a hypocrite. You make a comment like that and do not even know my story. Have you ever had your retirement and your kids inheritance stolen by an oil company? Have you ever been threatened with retaliation if you did not cooperate? Have you ever had portions of your community gassed and evacuated because of a leak of gas containing 40,000 PPM H2S? Have you ever been antagonized day and night with lying and deceitful landmen? Have you ever had a grown child move away from you for fear of the over concentrated drilling program in our once peaceful community? Have you ever had millions of pounds of dirt polluted with chlorides, benzene, xylene, and other dangerous elements buried on your land just a few feet above your water supply? Have you ever had your property vandalized with vulgar graffiti because they don’t like your stand on the destruction of our once peaceful farm community? Have you ever had your home overrun with total strangers? Well, I have. Until you learn the facts, you have no right to make such an uninformed comment. Just because I don’t want the oil industry to take back what it took me a lifetime to save does not make me a hypocrite. You, however, are ignorant and should learn the facts before spouting off.”