July 2016 UPDATE: Its looking more statistically like fracking killed this young girl as an eight year asthma study in the north-east said there are higher exacerbation of asthma rates near fracking related activities.
Thirteen year old Tiffany Phu attended an elementary school that is 1.7 miles from the Mansfield natural Gas Compressor Station which backs up to the MISD Performing Arts Center. *update It was reported to me by a Mansfield citizen that this operator has REFUSED TO KEEP RECORDS OF THEIR EMISSION SPEWING ACTIVITIES
Brookes Wester Middle School’s track and field is also 1,600 feet from a natural gas padsite. Tiffany collapsed on the track at the end of the school day (school ends at 4pm) on 5/14/14 after a two mile run….
Within a year of Tiffany’s death, Texas Sharon recorded and reported a methane emission event January 29, 2015 at the Compressor Station almost two miles away from Tiffany’s school. Her blog post states…
“The minute we stepped out of the car, we were struck with the unmistakable odor of hydrocarbon fumes. The FLIR camera revealed a substantial release that turned out to be an emergency blowdown. My throat started to swell and burn. We made a complaint to the TCEQ and submitted the video below as part of the complaint.”……
Was there a routine or emergency methane release the day Tiffany died at that compressor station? Or was the padsite’s storage tanks or well heads 1,600 feet away having an effect on her airshed? They will tell you that methane rises, but FLIR video show they waft…add a meteorological condition called an inversion, and wafting effluents get pushed to the ground where we breathe. Maybe in Tiffany’s case where she was breathing in very deeply while running track.
Meteorological records show….
In another Earth Works Oil & Gas Accountability Project video Sharon Wilson speaks of a methane plume she recorded over a two day period at a Marathon Compressor Station in Karns County TX. She reported that a chemist at Texas A&M contacted her about her video as he identified a hydrocarbon spike that coincided with the days (March 6th and 7th 2014) of the emission events that she recorded….TWENTY MILES away.
On the day Tiffany died, the winds were predominately coming from the southeast, based on the Country Meadows Weather Station (see the purple circle)….
and the two closest gas complexes I showed maps on are northwest of her school. Based on the WunderMap, there were no winds on the morning of Tiffany’s asthmatic event and after lunch the winds did not exceed 3.7 mph. Anything coming of of those two sites would have been billowing out and not moving much.
Just what is southeast of Brooks Middle School?…..
But the TCEQ Air Monitor tells a very different story on May 14, 2014…it tells the opposite…that the winds were high up to 12 mph and coming from the northwest…
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: PIR 20437 Response
From: Tammy Glasscock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: kim feil <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:15 AM
Subject: RE: PIR 20437 Response
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:21 PM
To: Tammy Glasscock
Subject: Re: PIR 20437 Response
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Cc: Alyssa Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Marilynn Stubits <email@example.com>; Emmy Wilson <Emmy.Wilson@Tceq.Texas.Gov>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:43 AM
Subject: PIR 20437 Response
END TIFFANY STORY…NO RECORDS KEPT BY COMPRESSOR STATION
Now to investigate this other Mansfield student who has lost her vision and longevity hopes to live past the age of thirty…. (I have blogged about how the shale toxins can harm your eyesight)