Wednesday, March 2, 2011

2nd Draft of Battlement Mesa Health Study

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"A Denver-based team of scientists has concluded, for the second time, that the health and safety of the residents of Battlement Mesa probably will be threatened by oil and gas drilling within the boundaries of the community.
The HIA, basically a review of existing data, began in May of 2010 and was conducted to establish a baseline of health information for residents of Battlement Mesa, an unincorporated community of 5,000.

The gas drilling company Antero Resources has plans to drill up to 200 gas wells from nine surface well pads within the boundaries of the community.

The first draft, issued in September 2010, predicted that residents most likely will face negative health effects from Antero's activities.

That report was met with strong condemnation from the oil and gas industry and technical criticism from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment [CDPHE]."

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