United States | Texas | Arlington : UTA/Carrizo
Sandra DenBraber lives in Arlington 600 feet from University of Texas, Arlington's Carrizo natural gas extraction operations. She has the following chemicals in her blood:
Left marker is UTA/Carrizo operation. Right marker is Sarah's house.
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In a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), her doctor states:
"...it is my medical opinion that her current illness and inability to recover is related to her constant and continual exposure to diesel exhaust fumes and other chemicals associated with the oil and gas drilling/fractionating and compressor station..."
Sandra was advised by TCEQ that they plan to use this letter to take the first ever enforcement action based on a doctor's diagnosis.
For more information:
- Letter from Sandra DenBraber's physician to TCEQ, 10 Jun 2010
- Fort Worth Weekly: Breathers Beware: an Arlington gas well is a cash cow for UTA but a nightmare for neighbors, March 10, 2010
- Fort Worth Weekly: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to notify Carrizo of possible air quality violation, March 10, 2010
- Fort Worth Weekly: Pyrrhic Pollution Finding: TCEQ has ruled that a rich UTA gas well site is causing one woman serious health problems, October 13, 2010