The red ballon (all snuggled in the Barnett SHALE hell of drilling for fossil fuels) is where 17 yr old Christian Ibarra lived. The Glenrose Times reported that he had Myelodysplastic Syndrone-aka bone marrow failure. Benzene is linked to blood & bone marrow disorders…..even at low doses …http://johncherrie.blogspot.com/2012/11/myelodysplastic-syndromes-are-linked-to.html
Christian loved Green Day (the band)….there even was a youtube video attempt to have him meet them in person…but it never happened…and it never will.
And so another young life in the shale to add to my “young dead” list.
Below is the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power plant that is east of his home..I have blogged about the fracking risk there to the dam. Learn more about Benzene levels here…basicly low and high doses are harmful….no exposure should be our goal especially since we have nonfossil fuel energy sources we can tap.