Friday, July 12, 2013

Fracking industry cleanup workers exposed to benzene in Colorado, feds allege


Parachute Creek, Colorado
Parachute Creek

By John Upton

We told you about the drawn-out spill of 241 barrels of natural gas liquids earlier this year at a Williams Energy plant that handles fracked gas in Colorado. It turns out that Parachute Creek and its wildlife weren’t the only things exposed to cancer-causing benzene because of the accident.

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