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Williams sold to Energy Transfer — investigations follow

September 29, 2015

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Williams, the company who is responsible for the 2013 Parachute Creek spill and subsequently pumped tons of benzene into Garfield County’s air shed which sickened the local population, was sold to Energy Transfer. The Wall Street Journal article says the selling price was $32.6 billion. The Pittsburgh Tribune article says the sale price was $37.7 […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 707

February 11, 2015

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Click here for a larger version of the map. An article in Monday’s Daily Sentinel reported that last September the EPA lifted the enforcement order that had required Williams to take actions to keep the underground plume (hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater) from contaminating Parachute Creek. According to the letter, the EPA had “determined that the threat […]

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Bob Arrington speaks out on GarCo birth defects

October 28, 2014

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The focus of the article below in Sunday’s Denver Post is on one midwife’s search for the answer to the question: why are there so many newborn deaths in Vernal, Utah? While it may seem as though Donna Young is the only person in Vernal who cares, there are researchers outside the region who do […]

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Parachute Creek spill timeline reconstruction

July 18, 2014

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For the past several months Bob Arrington has deconstructed the official timeline story around the Parachute Creek spill complete with all its odd little foibles and discrepancies. Then he reconstructed it with the advantage of time and some known knowns. What he offers here, in his expert opinion, is a more plausible chain of events. […]

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CDPHE: “Birth anomalies not linked to common cause”

May 2, 2014

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Press Release from CDPHE Birth anomalies not linked to common cause, investigation concludes DENVER – An investigation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of 22 reported anomalies in unborn children in Garfield County found no common underlying cause. Dr. Larry Wolk, department executive director and chief medical officer, said, “Our investigation looked […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 334

February 3, 2014

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Williams cleanup yields 9,000 gallons Williams has recovered more than 9,000 gallons of natural gas liquids at its leak site near Parachute Creek north of Parachute, which is about 90 percent of what it believes entered soil and groundwater. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in an update Friday that the remediation […]

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CMC will sponsor WPX infomercial

January 10, 2014

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No EAB meeting this month. Oh darn. But no worries. Around these parts you don’t have to wait long or drive far for a heaping pile of propaganda. On January 30, Colorado Mountain College, Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, and WPX Energy will sponsor a free public viewing of Down Deep, UnEarthing the Truth about […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 306

January 6, 2014

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Technically I suppose that should be Day 370-something because it has been more than a year since the leak originally occurred. However my count began on the March 8, 2013, the date on the original spill report (Form #19). Benzene near site drops [subscribers only] Williams is reporting sharp reductions in groundwater benzene levels at a […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 200

September 22, 2013

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Click here for a larger version of this map The update below is posted at Garfield County’s Parachute Creek webpage. It was copied from the Williams/Bargath Weekly Status Report for September 2-8, 2013, which can be found at the CDPHE Parachute Creek website under “Documents,” then Williams Weekly Status Reports. I lifted the map above […]

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Parachute Creek spill: Day 197

September 19, 2013

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Click here for a larger version of this map Even though Williams violated Colorado law, the CDPHE is awarding them with a get-out-of-jail-free card in the form of a consent order. The state has decided that footing the bill for remediation is punishment enough for Williams/Bargath contaminating our groundwater for generations to come. Williams entity […]

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