By Staff, The Canadian Press
TURNER VALLEY, Alta
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!