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EPA Video: Invisible Air Emissions Near Colorado School

May 10, 2011

Evidence of air pollution from unconventional natural gas drilling is contained in the following EPA video of a condensation tank next door to a Colorado school.  This video shows plumes of emissions billowing off of the tanks and the winds taking them in the direction of the school.

The description provided in the film is reprinted in its entirety below:

EPA EVIDENCE OF HARMFUL INVISIBLE EMISSIONS NEAR A SCHOOL IN COLORADO
This video (no sound) shows a condensate tank, part of a gas well, which functions to separate liquids and other materials from salable gas. These tanks emit the unwanted by-products into the air. Note the building in the background. It is a school. The video following the initial normal color image is in black and white and was taken by the EPA with a special camera that makes normally invisible hydrocarbons visible. These hydrocarbons are harmful. Note the prevailing winds carrying the emissions toward the school. These invisible emissions add to the greenhouse gas footprint of gas.

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