Benezene levels spike in Parachute Creek

July 19, 2013
Benezene levels spike in Parachute Creek

Benzene levels in a segment of Parachute Creek have more than tripled since the beginning of July, according to a press release issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Levels of the toxin at one monitoring well now exceed 9 parts per billion--well in excess of the federal drinking water limit of 5 parts  per billion.

Crews have been working to contain contamination that came from a mechanical failure at a Williams Midstream natural gas plant since early this year.

KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with David Walker, the state's lead agent on the Parachute Creek cleanup case, about what happened.

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