“Gas Compressors and Nose Bleeds,” Utne Reader, by Jessica Cohen, Fall 2015
Discusses the results of a health and air pollution monitoring study by David Brown, ScD, on residents of Minisink, NY, after a 12,000-hp compressor station was built in their neighborhood in 2013. Also mentions health effects of particulate matter and VOCs from several other studies.
“Summary of Minisink Monitoring Results,” by Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, circa 2015
Discusses the results of a 2-month health study by David Brown, ScD and Public Health Toxicologist, on residents of Minisink, NY, after a 12,000-hp compressor station was built in their neighborhood in 2013. Of 35 residents studied, 2 became asthmatic, 10 had rashes, 22 developed respiratory problems, 12 developed headaches, and 6 of 12 children developed nosebleeds. Particulate matter was monitored and although the average was below the EPA level of concern of 35 ug/M³ (micrograms per cubic meter), there were many hourly spikes into the hundreds.
“Homesick from Toxic Emissions,” Utne Reader, by Jessica Cohen, Winter 2015
Tells the story of one family who had to leave their home in Minisink, NY because of health problems, after a 12,000-hp compressor station was built nearby. Also describes the history of the community’s battle to stop the compressor station.