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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Citizen’s Database to Document Gas Well Flaring

A great deal of flaring takes place at gas production sites. Flaring releases
gases and liquids which are burned off, sometimes for extended periods and
often citizens are not aware.

Berks Gas Truth and Save Our Streams PA created an online citizen’s database,
established to help citizens easily document flaring events.

If you know of a flaring event, please visit the link below and fill out the simple
“ Gas Flaring Observations” form:

The information entered into the form will be added to the “Gas Flaring Observations” spreadsheet which will be available for viewing online. The spreadsheet will be updated periodically.

Flaring constitutes a hazard to human health and also significantly contributes to climate change.

In addition to effecting climate change, flaring may emit volatile organic compounds and toxins which are known to exacerbate asthma and may cause other respiratory and health problems.

This information may be helpful to citizens who live near flaring, citizens who may desire to avoid extended periods of exposure.

The information contained on the spreadsheet would be information submitted by members of the public. The creator of the database is not able to verify the information is accurate or entered correctly.

There are no limits in place to insure the public has entered accurate information.

It is recommended that this form and spreadsheet be considered purely as a vehicle for the public to exchange information and to raise awareness. Members of the public should use this information at their own discretion.

Please help to raise awareness of gas well flaring by sharing the link to the “Gas Flaring Observations” form freely!

If you would like to view and download the spreadsheet please send your request to or subject line “Gas Flaring Observations"