Today I filmed this video of the UT Arlington on campus gas well work over. The sound was a large diesel generator and any chemicals lofting from the white emissions is unknown…..by design. So after calling TCEQ to take a useless air test that doesn’t screen for the different chemicals used during different stages of a well’s life (including maintenance on those that are aging now), I was moved to send this letter to a previous TCEQ investigator that tried to help some Pantego residents a few months ago when they were having health effects from emission events.
Hello, I am glad you left the TCEQ, I felt it might be hazardous for you. Good example is that the TVA at DWG Compressor Station was 1,229 ppm back in August, and yet the suma showed no BTEX violations…but you did get teary eyes and weirded throat health effects. Too bad TCEQ couldn’t hang on to one of their best, but if the system isn’t screening for what makes us sick, you could eventually be putting yourself in harms way on a regular basis investigating things that by design weren’t meant to be uncovered and therefore fixed. But that’s only my opinion though.