GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An energy company says a training program it is required to conduct about the dangers of hydrogen sulfide has increased statewide awareness about the potential hazards related to oil and gas development.
Noble Energy agreed to spend $50,000 on the awareness effort after hydrogen sulfide was found in a majority of its Piceance Basin natural gas wells in Garfield and Mesa counties as part of a settlement with regulators.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, hydrogen sulfide had reached dangerous levels in some cases.
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.
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