While getting this footage, we all quickly developed headaches, burning skin, eyes and throat. Whatever was leaking from this tank was potent. The air smelled strongly of chemicals.
Sadly, we have already seen many toppled tanks throughout Weld County, CO and can only imagine the environmental and health impacts of this toxic fluid leaking into our CO rivers and streams.
Likely environmental and health impacts
- Link Between Oil Spill Exposure and Hematologic, Hepatic Toxicity, science daily, September 17, 2013
- CLEAN-UP OR COVER-UP? How BP “Fixed” The Biggest Oil Spill Ever, woodstock earth blog, April 29 2010
- Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
- The rapid expansion of natural gas drilling across the nation endangers human health and the environment, nrdc, 2009