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An investigation of hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds near oil and gas production sites.

In August, 2005, OGAP and environmental chemist Wilma Subra traveled to Alabama to conduct some preliminary air quality sampling for hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The study originated because local residents in Monroe County had contacted OGAP because of health problems that they suspected might be related to emissions from oil and gas facilities in the area.

This report summarizes the air quality sampling results for hydrogen sulfide and VOCs in oil and gas production and residential areas of Monroe, Conecuh and Escambia counties in Alabama. Based on the high concentrations of these compounds that were measured at some sites, there is a need for a more comprehensive air quality monitoring program in these counties.


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