update….watch personal testimony from two Arlington residents on emission event last December…
Symptoms: Disoriented, dizzy, & nauseated within a few seconds of odor, lingering headache hours afterwards
http://arlingtontx.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 Select Dec 6 2011 evening meeting, go to 1:09:17 thru 1:17:45 of City Council meeting to watch testimonies.
You only need to scroll down this blog to see videos of Arlington mining activities where effluents are visibly blowing off the padsites. During fracking, the proppants flying around are said to be silicia and can cause lung disease. NIOSH is releasing a study and found that one third of the drill sites studied had silica 10 times the threshold and one reading as high as 137 times the exceedance. During flowback, white clouds of BTEX mixed in with the “steam” is venting into open tanks and should not be exposed to the atmosphere.
Just in Arlington, I have many health issue reports and antidotal incidences with rashes, cronic allergies,asthma, 10 day BP like symptoms (my own son!), 40 & 20 minute nose bleed gushers at the Community Gardens at UTA (Jan & Feb 2012), three times a day nosebleeds on Spitfire Lane down wind from the Arlington Compressor Station where two members from one family went to the ER four times in November 2010 for respiratory issues.
Near Debbie Lane, Matlock & Turner Warnell, a 20 year old male has brain lesions and seisures that can no longer drive. You can view that testimony
I have two TCEQ ACL reports 1108073 & 1108078 where the investigators had health effects, and yet air sampling came back clean. FYI report 1108073 had a Toxic Vapor Analyzer reading of 1,229,000 ppb near Camp Thurman last August, and incident report 151697 had a TVA VOC reading of 1,140,000 ppb by my son’s school on March 4, 2011.
By the time they finished fracking five wells there Jr High, my son’s doctor said he was asthmatic.
Within two months of fracking, the Spec Ed teacher died of an aneurysm.
By the summer, the Music Teacher was diagnosed with 4th stage bone cancer (she also lives down wind to the Arlington Compressor Station).
I don’t like connecting the dots to health effects but they are there. I was told that there has been 6 cases of pancreatic cancer in one neighborhood near Park Springs and Calender Rd. That is the same area where SWAPO reports that the landman are trying to secure more leases for that area.
From asthma, headaches to muscle twitches, to an Arlington event where the stale flowback fluids caused instant and severe nauesea & disorentation and breathing difficulty to the point of vomiting and accompanied by a high blood pressure that EMT’s had to assist with, to repeated events of face and sinus “pain” when sitting at the same red light and being exposed to Chesapeake “steam” …what these issues all have in common is proximity to active times of mining for natural gas in Arlington.
Then there are the SE Arlington health effects, severe headaches, nose bleeds, muscle loss blood disorder/rushed to the hospitalization of a little girl, anemias, and reported human deaths (two people) during first? well completion near the Fulson site by Sublett and 360. There are two teenage boys that were hospitalized with unexplainted high fevers that live near drilling that have gone undiagnosed.
There was a cat that vomited when its owner drove by a compressor station in DWG and two to four dead chickens that I am aware of that live downwind of mining activities. Folks what you cannot see or smell can hurt you…urban drilling is for mannequins that don’t breathe.
These are not all of my Arlington reports. Lets not forget about the teen on Tiffany Lane diagnosed with leukemia also surrounded by pad sites near lake Arlington.
The only City Council members that should serve Arlington residents are those that vow to end urban drilling near people. In a nutshell, drilling right includes 1-3 mile setback, no venting, no airborne particulates, and no diseal fumes in neighborhoods.
Here is a recent DISH TX quote from the new mayor that it is apparant that residents there have been hurt, he says……
“There’s not a lot of residents right around this facility. But within a quarter of a mile, half a mile of this facility, there’s been six people die of cancer here,” he says. “And so do I think this is a concern? Yes I do.”
Here is the updated List of the Harmed Compiled for PACWA by J. Lisak
BY PENNSYLVANIA ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN WATER AND AIR, MAY 2012
I am almost 1 year out from my heart attack. I was 50, clear arteries, and no blockages when I was flown in for an emergency cath. I had a coronary spasm and was diagnosed with a “rare” condition called Prinzmetal’s angina. Apparently cigarette smoke and things like it can cause coronary spasms, which can partially to completely shut down your coronary artery, luckily, mine cleared. Interesting note Sharon, my doctor could not regulate my blood pressure at all in February 2011, changing meds 4 times, hmmm??? I am NE of Argyle Central & the Wright site.
Upsetting for me to read all of these comments. I am in Karnes City,TX. My family and I had been enjoying our life down FM 99 until Marathon Oil Co. arrived. We to have headaches,my doctor is still trying to control my BP, the dust is so heavy that we sometimes rinse our eyes out,the noise,trash,loss of privacy due to a road on our neighbor’s property that she ensured would run beside and behind our home causing us to continually be dusted, the burning gas towers, drilling,shaking of our home, my son gets nosebleeds from dry weather, now they come several times a week, we sneeze, our dogs sneeze, everyday becomes worse!!! We have 24/7 traffic noise and pollution. I wrote the company. Doubt if they’ll reply. We no longer wish to live here,inhaling their toxins,but are stuck here. My close neighbor is recovering from cancer and wishes to move,but his mother,recovering from a stroke, says she’s too old to move from her long time home. People like us are forced to deal with our lives being destroyed. Has anyone out there written and received a reply from Marathon?
During the drilling, fracking, flowback, and completion phase of the Fulson well in Arlington, TX from December 2010-February 2011, many residents, myself included, were complaining of headaches and extreme fatigue and exhaustion. One neighbor’s doctor was baffled because fluid was discovered around her heart. Another neighbor reported that she had a headache that lasted for three weeks, and that prescription meds would not make it go away. That February, around the time they were getting that well into production, there were two known deaths on one street located less than 2,000 feet from that pad site. One was a three-year old boy and the other was a man of about 60. Since I lived through all of this, I know in my gut that drilling activity was the cause of these ill health effects, but to a court, it might appear anectodal. Unfortunately, big death clusters will have to occur before we can concretely prove all of this.
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March 3, 2012 10:45 pm
I live in Cleburne County, Arkansas..They have been fracking all over this county for a few years now..our wells have either run dry or gone bad. Animals have gotten sick..I lost a horse when they began fracking on the property that I have them on. I forced them to fence off the water pit they put in..They are ruining what was once one of the prettiest areas of the Ozarks and they want to frack under our lake here..where we get all of our drinking water from..This is a nightmare. I was the only one who stood up against them when they came into our county. Now, everyone wants them gone. Nightmare!! We had the best drinking water in the whole country at one time..not now.
Fracking Fluids Enter Aquifers
http://thedailyreview.com/news/residents-dozens-of-wells-in-bradford-county-have-been-contaminated-1.1129833 Towanda resident Diane Siegmund, who has been a local activist on environmental issues, and Sheshequin Township resident Carol French told the commissioners that between 70 to 100 households in Bradford County have had their water wells contaminated by gas drilling.
Safeguards Are Not Preventing Contamination From Injected Oil and Gas Wastes http://www.gao.gov/products/RCED-89-97
there were 206 spills in Colorado connected to or suspected in 48 cases of water contamination. Since 2003, there have been around 300 cases. Posted 1/2011
Read more: Fears of tainted water well up in western Colorado – The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/ci_13535728#ixzz1tg5FCfE1
in the Woodlands community, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. People in at least 10 householdshave complained of suddenly discolored and smelly water and unexplained illnesses…http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/pennsylvania-gas-wells-had-casing-failures-in-water-pollution-complaint-area-1.267202
More than 100 animal deaths reported.
OSHA gas drilling casualties http://www.owsstopfracking.org/2011/12/osha-reported-casualties.html#more
Below is the other assorted cases and questions http://angerandcourage.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-harmed-the-sickened-the-dead-and-the-disappeared/
IMPACTS OF GAS DRILLING ON HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH
ROBERT E. OSWALD
More than 100 animal deaths reported.
Gas Workers: Injuries and Fatalities Compiled by OSHA
Elevated risk of heart attacks?
A survey done in one Barnett Shale community revealed an alarming trend: during emission events people with no prior history of heart problems had heart attacks caused by inflammation of the heart tissue. These cases are “anecdotal” but the one thing the four residents had in common prior to their heart attacks was exposure to drilling toxics during an emissions event.
How many more to be sick or dead if groundwater is contaminated?
Fracking Fluids Enter Aquifers
Safeguards Are Not Preventing Contamination From Injected Oil and Gas Wastes
70 to 100 households in Bradford County have had their water wells contaminated by gas drilling.
Fears of tainted water well up in western Colorado – The Denver Post
206 spills in Colorado connected to or suspected in 48 cases of water contamination. Since 2003, there have been around 300 cases.
In the Woodlands community, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, people in at least 10 households have complained of suddenly discolored and smelly water and unexplained illnesses
“Brian Norberg and his family in Prairie Farm, 137 miles northwest of Tunnel City, paid the ultimate price: he died while trying to mobilize the community against Procore, a subsidiary of the multinational oil and gas corporation Sanjel….1,500 acres the family has farmed for a century….Brian quickly enlisted family and neighbors in an organizing effort against the company. In June 2011, Procore filed a reclamation plan – the first step in the permitting process – with the county’s land and water conservation department. Brian rushed to the county office to request a public hearing, but returned dejected and depressed. “He felt completely defeated that he could not protect the community from them moving in and destroying our lives,” recalls Lisa.
He died of a heart attack less than a day later at the age of 52. The family is convinced his death was a result of the stress caused by the conflict. That stress is certainly all too real.”