For additional information regarding the TDSHS studies, please contact Ms. Brenda Mokry, with the TDSHS Epidemiology Studies and Initiatives Branch at 512.776.3606.
TCEQ Air Sampling Reports
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) conducted air sampling tests on January 13, 2010, at various gas well locations within Flower Mound. The Town contacted TCEQ and requested the tests in December 2009. The site visits and sampling consisted of TCEQ representatives taking weather data and wind speed, using an infrared monitor to check for emissions, checking for total volatile organic compounds at the site. The TCEQ released a preliminary e-mail summary of the January 13, 2010, air quality monitoring activity on January 20, 2010, detailing the locations and times in which monitoring occurred, the types of tests and readings, weather conditions, and equipment utilized. The preliminary analysis produced results indicating no detectable concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC - benzene, toluene, methane, etc.) at the two test locations in Flower Mound. Additionally, infrared cameras did not detect emissions from the compressor engines and heater units other than those associated with normal operations. The TCEQ conducted an additional round of testing on January 21, 2010, that involved canister sampling. On March 23, 2010, the TCEQ released the final laboratory analysis results of the Bunn Unit report testing and the Wilson Compressor report testing. In response to methane concerns reported on March 3, 2010, the TCEQ conducted an investigation and collected air samples on March 4, 2010, at the reported location. The laboratory analysis results did not indicate that any of the major compounds exceeded TCEQ screening levels. View the 100314 and 100315 reports to review the laboratory results for the two samples.