Bob Allen is reporting for Interlochen Public Radio that Team Services in Benzie County, Michigan has been cited by the DEQ for permit violations after odor complaints were received. The company has a permit to apply brine from oil and gas drilling operations to roads in the area. An area couple noticed the foul odor and reported it after they felt a burning sensation in their noses. That couple lives near the road and grow an organic garden next to it. After the report, DEQ tested the road in question and the sample they took exceeded standards for toxic chemicals like benzene. Those standards are set by the state, and in this case they were exceed by up to a thousand times. This is not the first time that residential complaints have been lodged against Team Services; last year they were investigated by DEQ for use of fracking fluids to keep dust down on roads in Kalkaska County.
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