On December 6, Fort Bend County HAZMAT 5 was dispatched to assist Missouri City fire department with air monitoring for a gas well head that was releasing. In addition to HAZMAT 5 and Missouri City Fire Department, Fresno Fire Department, and Houston Fire Department also responded on-scene during the response.
While on-scene, HAZMAT 5 took readings of “zero” for the odorous chemical, Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). Fort Bend County HAZMAT 5 demobilized when the operator, IWR Operating of Dallas, TX, contracted with Total Fire and they arrived at the scene.At this time Fort Bend County has no operational or regulatory oversight over the incident.
IWR Operating can be reached at:IWR Operating, LLC
16910 Dallas Parkway, Suite 118
Dallas, Texas 75248
The well operator contracted with several contractors for cleanup and air monitoring operations, and they are being overseen by Texas regulatory agencies responsible for incidents such as this.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the environmental agency for Texas and can be contacted at:TCEQ
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753
The Texas Railroad Commission is responsible for regulating the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. They can be contacted at:Texas Railroad Commission
1701 N. Congress
Austin, Texas 78701