We interrupt this fracking blog for #EBOLA updates

July 29, 2014  “Body of Young Stowaway found in US cargo plane”

July 29 2014  “Texas lab Targets Ebola with work on vaccine”

July 28 2014  “Short Staff Tries to Cope with Ebola”

July 26 2014  “The Ebola Outbreak – Important Things to Note”

July 28 2014   Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies in ambulance ¦ FREETOWN (Reuters)…

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Congressman Joe Barton ‘bought & paid for’ Ad next to drilling rig in Arlington texASS

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http://crew.3cdn.net/29e185cb94de445559_rom6b5st3.pdf info by Citizens for Responsibity and Ethics in Washington. Photo by Sharon Sims-Belvin

Please vote this November for Joe Barton’s opponent, David, aka “Cozad 4 Congress”.

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2013 EPA Emissions data on Arlington General Motors

Here is some of the most recent data available from the EPA TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) self reported emissions/waste info for the Arlington GM plant.

Note this doesn’t include the onsite gas wells as that is Chesapeake’s footprint. Also this data only includes the plant expansion emissions that started the last quarter of 2013.

My take away is that the violations found are ambiguous.

Why do I concern myself with GM emissions? Cause I pleaded with our City Council not to approve gaswells near an already high emissons area here and they didn’t listen to me. So now I look and broadcast all area emissions that my family has to breathe..here are some impressive numbers…

  •  2013 toxic waste generated & shipped to other areas in Texas was 622 tons of which almost 80% was shipped off to Ferndale TX  in US short tons…

 Xylene (280 tons per year)

 1,2,4-Trimethybenzene (115 tpy)

Ethylbenzene (95 tpy)

note…Benzene (.33 ton or 660 lbs) was shipped to Denton TX

  •  2013 toxic air release big hitters (87% of the  192.5 tons) were…

Xylene (57.5 tpy)

 1,2,4-Trimethybenzene (48 tpy)

N-Butyl Alcohol (42.5 tpy)

Ethylbenzene (20 tpy)

Benzene (.66 or 1,311 lbs)

“MY” notes are interjected in the (italicized parenthesis)…..here is the selected cut and paste items from this link.

 

 

AFS Information

Operating Status: O HPV Flag: S
Operating Status Description: OPERATING State Registration Number: RN102505963
State County Compliance Source: 4843900021 Government Facility Code Description: PRIVATELY OWNED/OPERATED
Region Code: 06 Class Code: A
Primary SIC Code: 3711 Class Code Description: ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL EMISS
Primary SIC Description: MOTOR VEHICLES AND CAR BO Compliance Status: D
NAICS Code: 336111 Compliance Status Description: HPV VIOLATION (AUTO-GENER (High Priority Violator)
NAICS Code Description: Automobile Manufacturing Date Plant Information Last Updated: 03/12/2014

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

Latest Reporting Year: 2012
NAICS Code: 336112
NAICS Description: LIGHT TRUCK AND UTILITY VEHICLE MANUFACTURING.
Total Facility Emissions in metric tons CO2e
(excluding Biogenic CO2):
54795
Total Emissions by Gas in metric tons CO2e
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 54743
Methane (CH4) 21
Nitrous Oxide (N2O) 31

 


Toxic Releases for Reporting Year 2013

TRI Facility Id 76010GNRLM2525E

Chemicals (in lbs) Transferred to other Sites (to Denton, Lewisville, Avalon & Ferndale)

 

Chemical Name TRI Chemical Id Document Control Number Total Release Transfer Basis Est Code Type Of Waste Management Off Site Name City Name
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
000095636 1313211414267 2500 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
000095636 1313211414267 230000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
BENZENE
000071432 1313211414281 660 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
BENZO(G,H,I)PERYLENE
000191242 1313211414293 .257 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS
N230 1313211414305 15 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS
N230 1313211414305 2300 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
ETHYLBENZENE
000100414 1313211414317 2300 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
ETHYLBENZENE
000100414 1313211414317 190000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
MANGANESE COMPOUNDS
N450 1313211414331 1400 OTHER LAND DISPOSAL DFW RECYCLING & DISPOSAL LEWISVILLE
METHANOL
000067561 1313211414343 2600 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
METHANOL
000067561 1313211414343 45000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE
000108101 1313211414356 74000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
N-BUTYL ALCOHOL
000071363 1313211414368 88000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
N-HEXANE
000110543 1313211414370 1400 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
NAPHTHALENE
000091203 1313211414394 500 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
NAPHTHALENE
000091203 1313211414394 4100 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
NICKEL COMPOUNDS
N495 1313211414406 1400 OTHER LAND DISPOSAL DFW RECYCLING & DISPOSAL LEWISVILLE
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
N590 1313211414432 1.71 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
STYRENE
000100425 1313211414457 500 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
TOLUENE
000108883 1313211414469 11000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
TOLUENE
000108883 1313211414469 13000 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
001330207 1313211414471 13000 ENERGY RECOVERY SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
001330207 1313211414471 560000 REUSE AS FUEL/FUEL BLENDING GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 1 OTHER REUSE OR RECOVERY GAGE PRODUCTS CO FERNDALE
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 71 OTHER LAND DISPOSAL DFW RECYCLING & DISPOSAL LEWISVILLE
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 140 OTHER OFF-SITE MANAGEMENT SAFETY-KLEEN CORP DENTON
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 480 OTHER LAND DISPOSAL CSC DISPOSAL AND LANDFILL AVALON

Chemicals Released to Air

Chemical Name TRI Chemical Id Document Control Number Total Release Release Basis Est Code Environmental Medium
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
000095636 1313211414267 40000 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
000095636 1313211414267 56000 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
BENZENE
000071432 1313211414281 11 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
BENZENE
000071432 1313211414281 1300 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
BENZO(G,H,I)PERYLENE
000191242 1313211414293 .003 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
BENZO(G,H,I)PERYLENE
000191242 1313211414293 .029 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS
N230 1313211414305 2900 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS
N230 1313211414305 6200 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
ETHYLBENZENE
000100414 1313211414317 12000 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
ETHYLBENZENE
000100414 1313211414317 28000 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
MANGANESE COMPOUNDS
N450 1313211414331 250 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
METHANOL
000067561 1313211414343 3500 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
METHANOL
000067561 1313211414343 6600 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE
000108101 1313211414356 4500 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE
000108101 1313211414356 11000 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
N-BUTYL ALCOHOL
000071363 1313211414368 41000 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
N-BUTYL ALCOHOL
000071363 1313211414368 44000 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
N-HEXANE
000110543 1313211414370 9 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
N-HEXANE
000110543 1313211414370 1900 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
NAPHTHALENE
000091203 1313211414394 1400 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
NAPHTHALENE
000091203 1313211414394 2100 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
NICKEL COMPOUNDS
N495 1313211414406 3 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
NICKEL COMPOUNDS
N495 1313211414406 250 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
N590 1313211414432 .29 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
N590 1313211414432 .43 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
TOLUENE
000108883 1313211414469 1200 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
TOLUENE
000108883 1313211414469 5700 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
001330207 1313211414471 34000 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
001330207 1313211414471 81000 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 24 STACK OR POINT EMISSIONS
ZINC COMPOUNDS
N982 1313211414483 250 FUGITIVE OR NON-POINT EMISSIONS
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Anti Solar Arlington ‘s Unified Development Code – API & ANGA is smiling

Natural Gas (urban drilling ground zero) loving Arlington TX has onerous regulations for their solar (and wind energy) installations requiring that the setback be 6 feet from property lines and not visible from the street in their front yards….while drillers can use open hatch flowback tanks and permanent storage tanks wafting dangerous chemicals to trespass into our back yards and into our lungs.

Our mayor and the Ft Worth mayor attended a natural gas ANGA pep rally back in 2010 and have pledged to make creating a demand for natural gas a priority…yep!

Please contact the EPA using this email info ASAP before the public comment ends on regulating flowback tanks in urban areas, thanks.

Section 5.11

 

A.                   Solar Array Defined

A “solar array” shall mean a free‐standing, ground‐mounted solar collection system consisting of a linked series of photovoltaic modules, the primary purpose of which is to provide for the collection, inversion, storage, and distribution of solar energy for electricity generation, space heating, space cooling, or water heating.

B.                    Solar Array Standards

All solar arrays shall comply with the following requirements:

1.                    Setbacks, Location, and Height

a.                  A solar array shall not be located in the front yard between the principal structure and the public right‐of‐way.

b.                    A solar array shall be located a minimum of six feet from all property lines and other structures.

c.                    An accessory solar array in any residential district shall not exceed the greater of one‐half the footprint of the principal structure or 600 square feet, whichever is greater. The size of accessory arrays in mixed‐use and nonresidential districts shall not exceed one‐half of the footprint of the principal structure.

d.                    There shall be no size limits on solar arrays as a primary use on a site. However, the maximum lot coverage of any solar array shall not exceed 80 percent.

e.                    A solar array shall not exceed 20 feet in height.

2.                    Code Compliance

Solar arrays shall comply with all applicable building and electrical codes contained in the adopted Building Code.

City of Arlington, Texas

5.11.        ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM STANDARDS

Public Review Draft I August 2012 I Page 5‐144Article 5: Design and Development Standards

SECTION 5.11 ALTERNATIVE E NERGY SYSTEM STANDARDS | SUBSECTION 5.10.3 STANDARDS

 

3.                    Solar Easements

A property owner who has installed or intends to install a solar array shall be responsible for negotiating with other property owners in the vicinity for any necessary solar easement and shall record the easement with the County Clerk.

Solar Collection System Defined

A “solar collection system” shall mean a roof‐mounted or wall‐mounted panel or other solar energy device, the primary purpose of which is to provide for the collection, inversion, storage, and distribution of solar energy for electricity generation, space heating, space cooling, or water heating.

Solar Collection Standards 1.     Setbacks, Location, and Height

a.                    A solar collection system shall be located a minimum of six feet from all property lines and other structures, except the structure on which it is mounted.

b.                    A solar collection system shall not extend more than 12 feet above the roofline or the maximum height permitted in the zoning district in which it is located, whichever is less.

c.                    A solar collection system may be located on an accessory structure.

d.                    A development proposed to have a solar collection system located on the roof or attached to a structure, or an application to establish a system on an existing structure, shall provide a structural certification as part of the building permit application.

2.                    Code Compliance

Solar collection systems shall comply with all applicable building and electrical codes contained in the Building Code.

3.                    Solar Easements

A property owner who has installed or intends to install a solar collection system shall be responsible for negotiating with other property owners in the vicinity for any necessary solar easement and shall record the easement with the County Clerk.

 

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Costly LNG export work around = Methanol for exports to China

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Pic came from Fail of the Day Bakken Shale where sub zero temps made a newbie on the padsite think he was smart to keep the (flammable) methanol warm by the engines…Methanol is injected into the production stream as an anti freeze..dah

Two Methanol plants are being planned in Louisiana of which one is owned by a Chinese company that will use the Methanol to…well…make plastics (that we can buy back from them).

The other company wants to keep our minerals here (so they say on their website). They say that Methanol is useful to make things like…Formaldehyde (that we don’t test for in our water supplies)….yuk.

Bottom line…the trick is to create more NG demand here in the US so we can keeping fracking in our back yards (and drive up the price for NG) instead of  waiting for the approved LNG permits and avoid having the extreme costs of building the LNG export facilities.

So the work around is to indirectly put Natural Gas to work here (in St James Parish) to make more poisons and to also ship it overseas (weakening our national security because fossil fuels are a finite souce and heaven forbid we get on ‘do-able renewables’)…..

Can you say “bye bye to a livable planet earth”?

 

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Colorado’s stories

cogcc.state.co.us/RR_HF2012/

 

 

 

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About Arsenic in Burleson & Pantego ‘s Cyanide in municipal drinking water TONIC

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I met a young mother recently from Burleson who had kidney cancer…their 2013 Water Quality report showed 4.5 ppb which is almost half of the 10 ppb legal limit…we are finding out that the alarms need to sound on even low, chronic exposures.

This link http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2014/niehs-08.htm shows that the (male) rats get cancer at lower rates than the really high Arsenic rates…so the dose/response exposure curve on a graph would look like an inverted letter U shape…that is called non-monoTONIC. So when the “dose makes the poison” it is monoTONIC, but not so with Arsenic. Read here to learn more about when the “dose doesn’t make the poison”.

Here is an article on nonmonotonic dose/response effects… http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/newscience/lowdose/nonmonotonic.htm

So too like in Benzene and radioactive particles, there is no safe, low, exposure levels to ARSENIC.

Just a reminder that endocrine disruption has been seen with certain hormones at parts per trillion in developing fetuses.

Our shale shot futures involve unknown, unregulated, multiple, cummulative (Arsenic is cummulative) poisons that R aimed at us with this insane build out of fracking.

Here is what the EPA has to say on filtering our Arsenic. Yes it is very expensive to filter this out, but yes it must be done.


 

Now Pantego TX is on well water sources and a rep told me they daily test their chlorine levels. It is good to know the average, but at some point in time(s?) the Max. Level almost reached the Maxium Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL). So statically speaking…who would know how many times folks were drinking almost illegal water? Is one time…one time too many? http://tx-pantego2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3498

Pantego has had problems with their Chlorine in the past…..a year earlier they had a similar violation….Screen shot 2014-07-24 at 11.51.40 AM

Here is the link if you want to see other years… http://tx-pantego2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3498

Below is the Cyanide detect for 2013. Cyanide started showing up in 2011…gee that was just after they fracked those five wells when my kid was in junior high at Bailey .… (note that Barium and Arsenic started showing up in 2010..there was already two wells there at that Carrizo site by that time.

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Eye these Examples of Extreme Energy Extraction Exacting Extinction

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Losing Chesapeake Suit – 595 ft away is in place in its surroundings? See pics.

http://blogs.star-telegram.com/barnett_shale/2014/04/two-different-verdicts-on-private-nuisance-lawsuits-in-barnett-shale.html

Teri Anglim lost her nusiance suit as stated in the Star Telegram article….

“In the Anglim suit, the judge asked only if Chesapeake’s conduct was abnormal and out of place in its surroundings, and if so to assess damages.”

“The Anglim jury also answered “no” that Chesapeake’s conduct was abnormal or out of place.”  I’ll restate that another way that….

The Anglim jury answered “yes” that Chesapeake’s conduct was normal (trespass polluting as it is)

The Anglim jury answered “yes” that Chesapeake was not out of place in it’s surroundings (a wtf moment).

I’d say the haphazardly way they conduct their business is normal (they don’t use Best Available emission Technologies), and that their location being in a residential area is totally and blantantly out of place in its surroundings…geeze come on, what the frack does it take?  THIS IS A  RESIDENTIAL AREA!

Here are pictures of how close she lives to a drill site….note the red balloon.

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BEFORE DRILLING

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AFTER DRILLING

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T Boone Pickens gets Picked On & Admits #Fracking Harm

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This article should be entitled the “T Boone Hotseat Interview From Hell”

http://thegoodhuman.com/2014/07/17/texas-family-wins-3-million-verdict-in-fracking-case/ I commented...”Nothing to lose except a small claims court fee ($41 in Tarrant county) to file a case on your own if you don’t want to go the big litagion route…of course you can only win up to about up to five or ten thousand dollars…but there are so many people injured in so many different ways…you could file as many times as you can afford the filing fee….if we all keep this up, the drillers can be nickel and dimed to death. Our claims are valid…get your 911 calls on CD to hand to the judge. Get your DEP Open Records Complaints on paper to hand to the judge…its easy to get your evidence…get your testamony and your neighbors testamony on an audio or video and email that to the judges secretary…this is doable ya’ll.”

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