Presentation on theme: " DISH is located in North Texas. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway, in Denton County, TX. DISH has a geographic size of two square miles and a."— Presentation transcript:
DISH is located in North Texas. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway, in Denton County, TX. DISH has a geographic size of two square miles and a population of about one hundred and eighty citizens. Including our extra territorial jurisdiction, the population increases to roughly five hundred.
DISH was originally incorporated as Clark in 2000. In 2005 the name was changed to DISH in exchange for ten years of free dish network. The media coverage of this name change was comparable to Apple’s release of the iPod. DISH’s annual budget is around $70,000.00 DISH has won the title of fittest city in Texas 3 times.
For the past several years has been the most active natural gas shale in the United States. During the boom just a few years ago it added 8-10 Billion Dollars annually to the Texas economy. During the same period the Barnett Shale accounted for 100,000 jobs in the State of Texas.
An underground highway of pipelines exist to extract the natural gas from the Barnett Shale. Eleven high pressure natural gas pipelines converge on DISH. Five companies have installed eleven natural gas compressors as well as associated treating facility. Home to four natural gas metering stations. Around eighteen natural gas wells.
Complained about odor for over a year. Industry and state regulatory agencies alleged odorant was cause of smell. Odor increasingly got worse. Industry performed study. Study showed no leaks that could cause odor detectable by the human nose. Did not check for any toxins that may cause odor.
Town of DISH paid approximately 15% of our annual budget to have an independent air study. Study was performed by Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers and Consultants. Quote from air study: ◦ “Laboratory results confirmed the presence of multiple Recognized and Suspected Human Carcinogens in the fugitive air emissions present on several locations tested in the Town of DISH”.
Samples were taken at seven locations on private property. All but one of the samples showed exceedences of Effects Screening Levels (ESL). Sixteen toxins exceeded either short term and long term ESL. The highest recorded level of Carbon Disulfide was 107 times the long term ESL. TCEQ validated the concern for health for the amount of benzyne detected in that air study in an internal memo.
Phase I, August 26 -27, 2009 ◦ Study looked at 12 sites. ◦ Emission sources were identified at 11 of the 12 sites. Phase II, October 9-18, 2009 ◦ Found a maximum benzene concentration of 1000 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) and hourly average of 540 ppbv was detected at a facility just west of DISH. The short term ESL for benzyne is 180 ppbv.
DISH Citizen Health Assessment Continued Monitoring Exploring all options to clean up site. Perform mapping to determine the extent of the exposure. Perform analysis to determine how the detected toxins interact. Please help if you have any suggestions.