Parachute Creek spill: Day 57

The federal drinking water standard of 5 ppb does not apply to Parachute Creek because it's classified as a non-drinking water stream even though there are water wells up and down and on both sides.

The federal drinking water standard of 5 ppb does not apply to Parachute Creek because it’s classified as a non-drinking water stream, even though there are water wells up and down and on both sides. Water wells are the green dots. Williams gas processing plant is the red dot in the upper left corner.

Benzene level up in Parachute Creek

Benzene in creek tops drinking water standard

Parachute Creek benzene value exceeds safe federal level

See water sampling test results at Williams Answers for Parachute website:  Testing Results & Other Info

I have asked to be added the CDPHE email update list, but once again I have been denied. My request did not even generate a response from CDPHE’s Mark Salley and I was not added to the list. The same thing happened with the previous COGCC updates from Tom Hartman.

Several government and industry officials, including Kirby Wynn and Dave Keylor (Williams) have complained that the media gets it wrong and the reporters take the information in the updates and put it into a news story. Well I post the updates as-is for the public. Does the CDPHE want this public information filtered through the media only? Are they somehow opposed to my tireless efforts these past two months to keep the public informed about all aspects of this environmental disaster in our community?

There is no doubt they have used this blog as a source of information throughout this situation, and continue to do so. Are they unwilling to share in that transparency?


CDPHE is accepting questions and comments from the public Call or send your questions to:

David Walker, Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Project Manager
(303) 692-3354
Or toll free 1(888) 569-1831, Ext 3354

Hazardous Materials and Waste Mgmt Division
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246


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2 Comments on “Parachute Creek spill: Day 57”

  1. Anita Sherman (@MomMakingChange) Says:

    When Kirby Winn and other other industry lobbyists say, ‘the media gets information wrong’, it’s industry speak for, ‘the media isn’t following the sanitized quality control public relations script being offered by the industry.’ When one squeezes and orange it gets orange juice. Pressure forces disclosure. The more we press, the harder it is for the industry to hide its clear negligence, as well as the state’s negligence to prioritize enforcement over the industry that is compromising public health, safety, and the environment.

  2. Randee Webb Says:

    Peggy, THANK YOU for your reporting and perseverence. The “Iron Curtain” is coming down as citizens and media are shut out.

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