Do you live in a gas field? How about next to a compressor station? Glycol Dehydration Plant? Or any other natural gas infrastructure installation?
Did you consider the Gas may be blowing in the wind? Fumes coming from a Natural Gas drill site, or compressor station or other natural gas installations may be wafting across your lawn, drifting into your home, and you are sucking all of that into your lungs.
Keep in mind – AIR can’t read maps. Air doesn’t suddenly stop at your property line and say “OOPS, can’t go there”. Air also can’t read “No Trespassing” signs.
You may think you are a safe distance from one of these Natural Gas industrial sites, but are you at a safe enough distance? How are you feeling? Headaches? Dizzy? Nausea? Nosebleeds? Maybe you don’t have this all the time? Just occasionally?
Well, which way was the wind blowing? Don’t know? Put a Windsock on it. Windsocks are a very inexpensive way to let you know if the fumes from a Natural Gas site are blowing your way. Prices range from $10 on up and comes in a basic bright orange color to ones styled to match the season. Easter is coming soon and there are Easter Bunny Windsocks!
I can hear you – “Oh, come on, isn’t this a bit extreme???”
Ummmm… not really when you consider the drillers have windsocks on site. Or they will fly the US flag or a Corporate flag (and you thought they were just being patriotic), to indicate wind direction.
From Arkansas: Hydrogen Sulfide gas is an “extraordinarily poisonous gas” according to Slumberger Oilfield Glossary. A whiff of this stuff can kill you. Southwestern Energy drilled a gas well on Round Springs Road across from Loyd Anderson’s new home in Bee Branch, and they installed a wind sock and a sign that reads H2S gas Danger. The next week a caution sign and second wind sock were added.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas is just one of many things floating in an air and wafting to your lungs from natural gas activities.
Here are a few photos from a site in Pinedale Wyoming:
NOTE: “…to stay UPWIND in case of an emergency….”. Are you downwind or upwind?
Notice the flags fluttering in the upper left of the photo? They aren’t there just to show patriotism or corporate pride, the flags also show wind direction.
If the natural corporations are taking these types of steps to prevent their workers from breathing in harmful fumes – shouldn’t you consider doing the same?
Don’t miss reading:
- Trucker killed at Denton County well site : It was his first stop of the day and he was overcome with fumes while unloading condensate.
- Scientists Confirm: Fracking Pollutes Air !
©2013 by Dory Hippauf