WFAA did a thorough story on Arlington’s Nichols Junior High illnesses associated with odors.. http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/investigates/parents-teachers-demand-answers-as-arlington-schoolhouse-rocked-by-illnesses/395907519
Reporter, Jason Trahan, posted school memos and the HVAC evaluation on Scribd and all points to mold. This link supports the assessment of the Dirty Sock Syndrome, http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/dirty-sock-syndrome-in-high-efficiency-hvac-units. So mystery solved? Probably YES. But it gave me chills to see Dr Rich in the interview refer to a gas.
So as a fractivist being prompted by a Facebook friend to look into this (gas well proximity), while Nichols is one of the FEW AISD schools NOT near a gas well pad site, it is however about 2.5 miles south of one of the largest Barnett Shale fault lines near the Viridian where wells were plugged.
So what do rocks have to do with this story? It is the absence of rock (largest Barnett Shale fault line 1,800 foot drop off). In 2012 I spoke with the VP of Range Resources, David Poole. Range sold to Legend-who capped those wells. Poole told me that the reason those wells weren’t productive is… “we drilled into an area-that very faulted area at depth-in the Barnett, and what I understand from our geophysicist is that in those very faulted areas of the Barnett, over the hundreds of millions of years that the Barnett has been there, the gas has essentially leaked off through those faults and gone into upper formations in the Ft Worth Basin”.
Which brings me to my alarmist mode story…ha ha…