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By Staff, The Canadian Press

What is Sour gas a colorless, natural gas that smells like rotten eggs.In it is  hydrogen sulphide, extremely toxic in small amounts.

Cara Tobin of the Alberta Energy Regulator:
“The town of Turner Valley has evacuated some residents and has put others under shelter-in-place as a precautionary measure,”

Tobin says.the leaking gas is about one per cent hydrogen sulphide.The leak in an exposed section of pipe running from a wellhead, at the south end of the community.

1% H2S is very hazardous - it's 10,000 ppm. H2S is fatal at 700 ppm - or 0.07%

RCMP Sgt. Patricia Neely said the town of Turner Valley has evacuated some 150 residents in the town of approximately  2,500.

The Rainfall has caused a State of Emergency in southern Alberta communities, which complicates the problems.  Alberta has so many things affecting people & animals!

Originally posted to Bateach on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 03:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots.

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