Colorado City Adds New Way To Report Health Concerns Potentially Related to Oil, Gas Facilities

Residents in Broomfield, Colorado, can now submit concerns about medical issues that could be related to living near an oil and gas facility. The city had a form for filing complaints about oil and gas in Broomfield and has added a new box for specifically for medical concerns.

Broomfield launched the system for complaints last year. So far, they've received 137 health-related concerns. The new form, launched on 4 November, allows the city and county to get more specific data. 

Since the new form was launched, Jason Vahling, the Broomfield director of public health, said the city has received five reports related to health concerns. 

“We know that the reports that are being submitted to us around nose bleeds are similar to what was released to the state health department and their modeling study," Vahling said. "So we do believe it’s important for us to take a proactive approach and looking into and investigating those issues.”

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