Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has discovered benzene-contaminated groundwater and soil at a site in Dacono, Colorado, according to a report filed by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).
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What’s the Problem?
December 22, 2017 – COGCC discovered the problem while trying to dig up an old pump earlier this month, according to the Denver Post. The commission required Anadarko to remove 200 barrels of contaminated groundwater, and lab tests found benzene levels 900 times the amount allowed by the state.
A spokeswoman for Anadarko said the company is in the process of removing a tank battery at the site, and that’s how they discovered the toxic groundwater.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), benzene has been linked to cancers including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and other life-threatening health conditions. Benzene is a colorless liquid chemical compound that has an aromatic or “sweet” odor which is among the 20 most commonly used chemicals in the U.S. today.
COGCC said it is still conducting tests to determine whether nearby water wells were contaminated, but said these types of releases usually don’t go beyond the immediate area.
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