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Energy Company Training Workers on Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide

Associated Press | Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Sep 23, 2013

An energy company says a training program on the dangers of hydrogen sulfide has increased statewide awareness about the potential hazards related to oil and gas development for workers on drilling rigs.

Noble Energy agreed to spend $50,000 on the awareness effort as part of a settlement with regulators after hydrogen sulfide was found in a majority of its Piceance Basin natural gas wells in Garfield and Mesa counties, part of a settlement with regulators.

Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that can cause serious health effects and can even be deadly. Noble said proper worker safety measures were in place and the gas was contained to enclosed systems.

Hydrogen sulfide was found in wells it acquired in Weld County, and wells on the Western Slope.

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