Padsite Flooded Out pic near Trinity River

UPDATE…The Ft Worth gas well inspector will visit the site today on 12/1 and the RRC inspector will arrive tomorrow with their trusty ol cheapo chlorides test. I did complain that they don’t test for…
  • MSDS BTEX items
  • Fracfocus chemicals
  • NORM and then I topped off my complaint with the proclamation that after a deluge the evidence has washed away…
This breaks my heart knowing the risk of these padsites harboring radionuclides, heavy metals (colloids), frack chemicals, or any other waste water spills entrapped in the dirt can reconstitute in flood waters and communicate with potential drinking water sources…
…welcome to our clean water risk nightmare!… On Saturday, Nov 29 I took these pics on the west part of town trying to see if any of the Lake Arlington drill sites were flooded.
This picture here was taken on Monday, November 30 2015…
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The person that took the above picture, Mary Kelleher, looked at  the map I sent her and she verified this was where she snapped the picture and that the same site went under water in May too.
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Now this morning the Quicksilver rep, Jacoby Gentry said the padsite by Village Creek wastewater treatment plant on Greenbelt went under and so we may be dealing with more than one drill site going under….
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staff report says this is next to Village Creek Treatment plant

* This City of Arlington gas well by operator webpage shows the wrong address for the Greenman site which is at 1950 NW Green Oaks Blvd….
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City website by operator/Chesapeake

The 2790 Greenbelt address is another drill site north of the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant…..Maybe this one is flooded too?
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From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Jeff Williams <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Don Crowson <>; Collin Gregory <>; Maria Carbajal <>; Jim Parajon <>; Brett Shipp <>; Cindy Powell <>; Buzz Pishkur <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 1:31 PM
Subject: Greenman? padsite flooded out picture
Jessica, this should be the correct address-not positive-was told it was near the Village Creek Waste Water treatment plant…1951 NW Green Oaks Blvd Arlington. Please do an incident report and any appropriate testing for NORM, frack chemicals…you know the tests we don’t do.

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Will city buy @ auction Jan 2016 Quicksilver padsites near flooding Lake Arlington?

Guess we’ll see how nimble our city is to use ATF money to buy, plug & abandon these flood prone? padsites next to our drinking water reservoir!

A Quicksilver rep told me that the date has been moved to sometime in January, but that the wells are shut in near the lake.

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Star Telegram reported “The auction will be held Dec. 9 at the Dallas offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. A hearing to approve a sale of all or a portion of the assets will be held in bankruptcy court Dec. 14”.

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From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Jeff Williams <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Don Crowson <>; “” <>; Collin Gregory <>; Maria Carbajal <>; Jim Parajon <>; Brett Shipp <>; Cindy Powell <>
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 5:27 PM
Subject: Quicksilver padsites up 4 auction Dec 9 can Arlington Tomorrow Funds buy’em & plug’em 4 public health concerns?
December 9 th 2015 the Quicksilver drilling sites will go up for auction…these are on the Ft Worth side of our drinking water reservoir…..we need to let those bidders know they need to PLUG & ABANDON those padsites or Arlington needs to buy them and plug them NO MORE FLOODING WORRIES of those nasty drill sites on our drinking waters’ edge! 
The Lake Arlington Compressor Station was owned by Quicksilver but your head would spin if you saw how often their ownership changes.
From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Jeff Williams <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Don Crowson <>; “” <>; Collin Gregory <>; Maria Carbajal <>
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 9:29 AM
Subject: Need ASAP drone to fly over Lake Arlington to see if frackwell padsites are submerged.


This is the picture to the entrance of the Quicksilver padsite now there are a couple of roads on Wilberarger that wind around closer to the lake where the three padsites are.
Please send a drone to see if those padsites have communicated without town’s drinking water source!
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Below is the google image and I cannot get close to the sites to tell if the waters made it to the wellheads…any runoff from these sites is a risk to public health especially with the NORM and colloids.
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I can be reached by email or phone 817 274-7257 or 817 564-2577
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Lake Arlington padsite 1900 W Green Oaks

UPDATE City of Arlington Q4 2014 inspection report  for the padsite of gas wells (not the compressor station)…this is the padsite 1.7 miles east of the compressor station…Screen shot 2015-06-30 at 9.44.26 PM

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Another sewer spill near Lake Arlington Nov 28 ’15


In speaking with Mr Jacoby Gentry of Quicksilver at 817 665-5000 on Dec 1 2015, after hearing my concerns he offered to send someone out to check the sites for me but a quick look at the USGS site and he determined that the lake got as high as 556 ft and that the padsites nearby are at an elevation of 580 ft…big WHEW on that!  He did mention that the Village Creek drill site (which is also shut in) was flooding over there near the Viridian/water treatment plant at Greenbelt road. Not sure if any went into the Trinity… I’ve been dealing with a nosebleed just after speaking with him and don’t really give a shit right now who gets their drinking water from the Trinity…


The Quicksilver drilling sites will go up for auction sometime in january of 2016. The ones on the Ft Worth side of our drinking water reservoir need to be purchased by Arlington and Ft Worth city governments to let those bidders know they need to PLUG & ABANDON those padsites!!!!!!!

11/30/15 In speaking Brian of the ER Arlington water dept. number 817 459-5900, my call back came today/Monday (went I left an urgent message to ramp up water testing at the Lake Arlington intake on Saturday). No action was taken since this was on the Ft Worth side…boy did that answer boil my butt!

Brian did give me the lab’s phone number 817 575-8984 and Ms. Lawson said that at this time we are not using Lake Arlington water at the Pierce-Birch water treatment plant due to being taken down since the first part of November for maintenance. Currently all Arlington residents are being providing drinking water from the JK Plant which gets is source water from Richland Chamber and Cedar Creek. Lake Arlington only gets replenished with Richland/Cedar water when it gets too low.

I don’t have a date that they will resume using Lake Arlington water for a drinking source, but will try to get that answer from the director, Mr Craig Cummings, when he calls me back.

In regards to the sewer breach on the southwest side of the lake, I was told by Brian that the water treatment takes care of impurities. Ms Lawson said that even if sewer water was to enter the lake, which introduces a host of contaminants, that the Pierce Birch intake is at the northeast side of the lake and has time and distance to “settle”.

I asked what type of testing is done at the intake and was told that we screen for a basic list of indicators (we don’t the the resources to test for everything). In addition to screening the PH and dissolved oxygen, I was told that we use chromatography (GC Mass Spectrophy) to screen for a common volatiles panel which includes Benzene, MTBE, & solvents. Then I was told they also utilize a comparison sampling as well.

I have a PIR for our bi-annual water screening, I am curious how often we test for the PH/volatiles at the water treatment plant intake areas.

I was told that we have never had to switch “off” from lake Arlington due to a bad sample at the intake.

I asked when the lake Arlington water starts being used again at the Pierce-Birch plant if I would be receiving that water since I live by the ATT Stadium and was told (if my notes are correct)…that those living north of Arkansas normally get the Pierce-Birch treated water from Lake Arlington, and those living south of I20 and the diagonal east of Arkansas get the JK Plant water.

When I explained I was concerned about the drill sites on the Ft Worth side of the lake, I was told no one goes out to monitor those sites in our water department.

Currently we are “8ft over full” per Life on the Island Sunday 11/29 video video. And here is his 11/28 video.




Saturday, the City of Ft Worth water works guys told me it was DILUTED sewer with rain water.


This is the second time this year that there was a sewer breach on this street called Kaltenbraun …that I know about…..and it may have communicated with our drinking water reservoir, Lake Arlington. Here is the Google map showing the southwest part of Lake Arlington area where the sewer was backing up. North and east of the red balloon  where you see green is underwater. I drove to the end of a few streets north of there and the water is up to the backyards of the homes.

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Here is the video,

and here is another one, and

this last video  is where I drove north of the sewer leak and can see how the water winds around. We really need a drone to see if Kaltenbraun and Kay streets where the sewer overflowed is mixing with flood waters of Lake Arlington…OUR DRINKING WATER SOURCE.

Originally I went out there to see if the drill sites on the Ft Worth side that are too fracking close to the lake’s edge were flooding. Here is a Google earth image of the fence I took pictures of at the Wilbarger street entrance of the Quicksilver gate.

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And here is the flooding pictures I took on Nov 28, 2015 of the Quicksilver entrance at Wilbarger….




So the above pictures at the Quicksilver site (see the flooded white trailer?) had me thinking at least one or all of those drill sites on the Ft Worth side has flooded and is probably communicating with Lake Arlington? #ONLYaDRONEcanTELLus?

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Read about radioactive fracking related waste water HERE


When I was to the northwest of the lake I was at Henco & near 2700 Quail road….. note the drill site ? This is a Google Earth shot looking north….

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BEFORE(Google Earth looking south) pic at 2700 Henco & Quail…that first drive way to the left is the drill site as pictured above.

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AFTER pic at 2700 Quail and Henco streets…


turn around don't drown sign

I took this zoom pic from Henco and 2700 Quail area looking south showing Quail road closed….note the fire hydrant is just south of the entrance gate to the drill site is under water…

quail henco looking southBelow is the fire hydrant perspective to the entrance to the drill site…

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Here is the Google BEFORE at 2900 Quail at Euagene McCray boat launch/park…

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Here is the AFTER pics of 2900 Quail…

2900 quail

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AFTER…(Eugene McCray Park signage)…eugene mccray park

It would stand to reason that the drill site a block north was affected by flo0d waters.


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Here are the FB posts of other related Lake Arlington flooding pictures from 11/28/2015…

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 1

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 2 of the sewer pictures.

Lake Arlington flooding photos taken 11/28/2015 part 3 on the Arlington side of the lake.

Lake Arlington mobile home park on the Ft Worth side….flooding of 11/28/2015.

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Thank YOU 4 sharing this info!

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Nextdoor Rogers Center + Nearby Health Survey Request

Trying to do a health survey of our area to include any changes positive or negative since Jan 2012…participants can email me at or call 817 274-7257 and you can be anonymous, I do need the cross streets and will provide results. Symptoms of interest are weight gain or loss, nosebleeds, sleep disturbance, rashes, general feeling of malaise, anxiousness, heart disease, leukemia, hair loss, miscarriage, low birthweight, hard to conceive, heart palpitations, cancer (type), cataracts, COPD, asthma, allergy attacks, headaches, nausea, irritability and any other changes that are of concern. If an ailment runs in your family history, please mention that and your employment (cross streets/job title/any work related environmental exposures), thanks.

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Ebby Holiday RED ? #blamefracking

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Notice the nice home w/pool to the west of the drill site?

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TAD valuation down 15% in 2013

Homes were said to be going up in value in Tarrant County per a May 2014 article in the Star Telegram….“Overall, assessed property values are up 6.7 percent across Tarrant County”.

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Q3 ’15 Arlington Inspection Reports

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Oreskes fights climate deniers – we got one running for Arlington City Council

NewYorkTimes last June reported of Naomi Oreskes using the science of history to uncover who and WHY we have climate deniers….

“They reported that dubious tactics had been used over decades to cast doubt on scientific findings relating to subjects like acid rain, the ozone shield, tobacco smoke and climate change. And most surprisingly, in each case, the tactics were employed by the same group of people.

The central players were serious scientists who had major career triumphs during the Cold War, but in subsequent years apparently came to equate environmentalism with socialism, and government regulation with tyranny”.

There is this news story entitled….

CIA Director Cites ‘Impact of Climate Change’ as Deeper Cause of Global Instability

that is trending in the wake of the Paris bombings. I was saddened to have this comment scroll on my FB page in response to the news story  …..

This is really beginning to tick me off. Climate change is a MYTH, that the left is hiding behind, blaming it on everything from national security to “global instability”! The only instability I see is THEIR mental health! Climate change is a HOAX, people!! It’s a fluffy label for something that is natural, NOT man-made or even controlled by man… It’s NORMAL. It’s WEATHER. And it CHANGES with the seasons! What a concept! SMH”

This person is running for our City Council seat FYI…..someone defended her saying “everyone is entitled to their own opinion”…that is not good enough if you are going to represent me in my own district.


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Arlington Gas Lift Compressors up to 2.3 million cu ft annual CH4 Losses to atmosphere

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“Regarding your lift compressors that are on the Urban Drilling Barnett Shale drill sites and compressor stations such as the G3406NA, 3306NA, and your G3608 tale, can you tell me if these units include a catalytic convertor to control emissions or if there is an option to purchase these as add ons? If so please provide the model numbers and if these controls would reduce NOX by 25% which is the requirement the state has to consider in awarding any of the twenty million dollars available in TERP funding”.

update on trying to get TERP funding=FAIL!

Please send our Arlington City Council a request to enforce 7.01 #6 of our Gas Well Drilling Ordinance to use catalytic convertors on the drill sites with lift compressors, thanks.
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From: kim feil <>
To: Jim Parajon <>; Trey Yelverton <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Collin Gregory <>; Jeff Williams <>; “” <>; Cindy Powell <>
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 1:53 PM
Subject: All that is missing is local inspector enforcement of 7.01 #6 Urban production techniques/Arlington CAN lead
In the response below from Mr Short, At this time, we do not maintain a list specific to if a site that has registered a permit by rule utilizes catalytic convertors”TCEQ doesn’t know which (if any) PBR accts (drilling operators) use catalytic convertors on their lift compressors.
Since our vehicles are state mandated to have catalytic convertors, what is stopping us from mandating that our drillers use catalytic convertors via our Protective to Public Health – Gas Drilling Ordinance?  We have language in 7.01 #6 that states “All drilling and production operations to be conducted in such a manner as to minimize, so far as practicable, dust, vibration, or noxious odors, and shall be in accordance with the best accepted practices incident to drilling for the production of gas and other hydrocarbon substances in urban areas”.
And during blowdowns…we must make them use (or make sure that they are using) the process that bleeds down whats in the pipes to a sales line first… and NOT letting 100% of whats in the pipes go into the atmosphere ….these are no brainer items for what is expected in Urban Drilling Best Practices where people live, work, go to school, be entertained/vacation, & pray.
We M U S T enforce BACT Best Available Control Technologies through this language already adopted in our ordinance. All that is missing is ENFORCEMENT.
Currently under the PBR (permit By Rule) the drillers “can” voluntarily use BACT. But the state doesn’t MANDATE it if they are under these limits (25 tpy vocs)….
List emissions in tpy for each facility (add additional pages or table if needed):
·       Are the SO2, PM10, VOC, or other air contaminant emissions claimed for each facility in this PBR submittal less than 25 tpy?
·       Are the NOx and CO emissions claimed for each facility in this PBR submittal less than 250 tpy?
The only recourse is for us at the city level to be more stringent under Home Rule Law via our gaswell ordinance. These are above ground systems HB40 says we have control over.
We need to have a meeting….when can we meet Jim?
1) which pad sites are NOT using catalytic convertors on their lift compressor engines? A visual inspection can determine who can improve their emissions reductions.
2) who is blowing down these lift compressors without FIRST emptying into the sales line/separator system?
This should be part of our inspection process. Sadly the 7.01 #16 specifically for Lift Compressors only concerns noise.
Arlington  M U S T  lead in this endeavor…nothing less is expected if Arlington is to be
L I V E A B L E / breathable.
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From: Samuel Short <>
To: kim feil <>
Cc: Steve Dayton <>
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 9:44 AM
Subject: RE: TERP not eligible for stationary engines at drill sites
Good morning Ms. Feil,
Depending on the area in which the facility is located, most oil and gas sites utilize 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapters 106.352(a)-(k) or 106.512. These permit by rules have certain NOx requirements associated with them. In addition, federal standards New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) JJJJ and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) ZZZZ, both located in the Code of Federal Regulations, may also apply at these locations. At this time, we do not maintain a list specific to if a site that has registered a permit by rule utilizes catalytic convertors. Thank you
Samuel Short, Manager
Rule Registrations Section
Air Permits Division, TCEQ
(512) 239-5363
 END UPDATE___________________________________________

Based on a Chesapeake emissions estimate on the GM padsite’s blowdown figures, I calculated that city wide for Arlington’s BLOWDOWN (maintenance) events from lift compressors, that our Urban Drilling experiment can release up to 2.3 million cubic feet of dirty, raw (mostly methane) gases into our atmosphere annually (if every padsite ends up with two lift compressors). This contributes to GHG emissions that the feds are finally regulating under the Clean Air Act due to climate change.

On TCEQ’s Permit By Rule database on file through the NOVELL system anybody can type in their local gaswell padsite in their airshed’s PBR registration number and see emissions information. That is where I saw that the Truman site (and the GM site) has non-electric engines that release direct ozone formation constituents, NOX and VOC’s in our airshed.

Screen shot 2015-11-17 at 11.11.36 AMPictured above is the TCEQ Truman Chesapeake PBR 2013 estimated emissions as found on the TCEQ Novell system. Note their eleven storage tanks. Per PIR emails two lift compressors were added, one on 12/3/14 and the other on on 5/22/15.

TCEQ has twenty million dollars available for grants to reduce emissions and so the idea is to see if we can help these poor drilling operators afford to use emission controls at these drill sites in our backyards of Urban Drilling since our ordinance has weak language to specifically mandate BACT (Best Available emission Control Technologies).

Two types of emissions come from the Viagra art of water/gas lifting:

  1. engine exhaust from combustion engines which can be mostly controlled with catalytic convertors (why don’t we mandate catalytic convertors. Or just flat out mandate these engines be electric? One draw back from the electric engines is they are dangerous when we have electrical black outs…I blogged about this before) and
  2. blowdown GHG’s (green house gases… along with BTEX).

Under the TCEQ’s Permit By Rule (the honor system), drillers are not obligated to purchase emission control devices if the site itself emits under 25 tpy VOCs. That would be where the city should come in and mandate those catalytic convertors or electric engines via  O U R  Gas Well Ordinance.

So if there are solutions to the engine exhaust, what then can be done about the blowdown gases from the lift compressors that our Dream City has allowed which is speeding us over the climate change cliff?

First of all did we ever realize these wells would need compressors? Here is a comical video on that subject matter that I videotaped at the Pantego TX city meeting with a Carrizo representative.

A Carrizo rep said at the Pantego P&Z Dec 2012 meeting that these more expensive ELECTRIC lift compressors are routinely taken down for “PLANNED” maintenance and that their process to mitigate emissions during shut down (blowdown) is as follows… “that gas is sent into the sales line until its actually bled down to the low lying pressure that’s in that system-down to about 200 lbs and then… (the excess pressure/gas) goes to the tanks” (which indirectly vents to the atmosphere please watch/listen to that video.

So if Carrizo (now Enervest) takes the care to not release everything in the piping to the atmosphere…OTHER operators should at least be doing it too and unless we spell that out in our ordinance and then (verify) they are doing this…we are missing the opportunity to stop methane from unnecessarily going into our atmosphere every time they take down the compressors to maintain the valves.

A month earlier (Nov 2012) this video was taken at that Pantego Carrizo site that shows what is probably a lift compressor blowdown because here is the google earth shot showing what is low and next to the tanks…a shed looking thang….Screen shot 2015-11-19 at 8.59.12 AM

In addition to compressor blowdowns, the storage tanks vent  to the atmosphere. Here is a video /audio of the Pantego storage tanks venting event.

If we had a protective ordinance, these storage tanks would have mandated Vapor Recovery Devices or those new vacuums attached near the release valves to past muster on the ideal urban drilling standards of “zero emissions”.

Here is a NCTCOG presentation from Chesapeake and Devon that to me reads like a laundry list of excuses to NOT employ BACT’s.

Getting back to the Chesapeake Truman PBR info (this padsite is near the ATT Stadium). Note just the Carbon Monoxide in itself is worrisome (short-term memory loss anyone?) as an INdirect contributor to ozone formation. Per engine, figure at least 6 tpy  based on the Truman’s Caterpillar model G3406 NA.

Here is where NASA claims Carbon Monoxide as an indirect ozone problem…

Then look at the Truman site’s VOCs is an estimated 2.2 tpy per engine

Next look at the most reactive-to-ozone-formation constituent, NOX, which is estimated to be 1 tpy per engine.

As for Methane….(previously non-regulated) CH4 losses from these lift compressors (regardless of the engines being electric, diesel, or natural gas fueled) during their blowdown maintenance is astounding…when I looked at the GM padsites PBR# 101916, in their Process Description, their Caterpillar 3306 NA engines have an estimated 20 blowdowns a year per engine from their two 145 horsepower lift compressors “Approximately 1,000 cubic feet of gas could be vented to the atmosphere during a blowdown. One blowdown could occur in a one hour period”.  I figure 20,000 cubic feet of methane per year per lift compressor. If each of Arlington’s 57 padsites (including UT Arlington) has two lift compressors, then 114 lift compressors times an annual 20,000 cubic ft of natural gas equals about 2.3 million cubic feet of GHG’s annually released in  O U R Arlington TX air shed (not including our two gas compressor facilities).

UPDATE in looking at Q3  2015 Arlington gas well inspection reports only about half of the pad sites currently have lift compressors…and it is routine practice to have the compressor units picked up and removed from the site, so unless I do a PIR for the site plans of each padsite, I can only guess how many lift compressors we have so this is the high end estimate.


Yesterday a TCEQ guy pointed an infrared camera at one of the lift compressors at my Truman site by my house when investigating a sewerey odor complaint me and my husband experienced on 11/10/15 and while he did not experience any “odors”, his camera did see “exhaust” coming off of the one compressors that he was able to point the camera at (meaning he was offsite trying to get a look). And so it must be running on natural gas and therefore has combustion. With combustion comes formaldehyde (nose bleeds anyone?). On the Truman site, their PBR shows the formaldehyde emissions to be 500 lbs per year and 80 lbs per year of Benzene….in my neighborhood.

OH BTW the lift compressor methane losses info of my estimated 2.3 million cubic feet annually of GHG’s does NOT include the two Arlington Compressor Stations (Lake Arlington & Eden/Harris locations) that do nothing but compression (see email below)…….
Arlington TX is a global warming leader!  Gotta lead somehow…really embarrassed.
As usual, here are my love letters for future generations to reference that I tried…what will YOUR children ask of YOU that YOU could’ve done in this endeavor to slow down climate change?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Anne Inman <>
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: R these math conversion errors on VOC lbs/hr to tpy?

Dear Ms. Feil:

I have reviewed the two subject registrations (PBR 79984 and standard permit (SP) 90487) concerning your questions on lbs/hr to tpy math conversion for two sites.   The math is correct for the conversions in all three cases below.  However, in the second case, the company rounded up the blowdown emissions significantly that without the permit file, a person reviewing the registration letter and the associated public technical review would not have the specifics of the conversion.

PBR 79984 had condensate loading emissions listed for the throughput volume of condensate of one 400 bbl tank per year.  The company represented this would unlikely but would estimate conservatively emissions in the event of producing condensate.    Tank calculation using EPA Tanks 4.0.9d listed the condensate as gasoline with an RVP of 8.   The calculations showed vapor pressures of 4.1873 psia minimum, 4.6885 psia average and 5.32370 psia maximum and a 68 vapor molecular weight.  So the following loading calculations using a vapor pressure of 7 psia and a temperature of 521.4 degree R should be conservative.   Condensate loading emissions are based upon AP-42 Section, 1995 Edition, equation LL= 12.46 SPM/T where S=0.6, P =7 psia, M= 62 MW, T = 521.4 degree R, and no control or efficiency.   LL = 6.22 lbs VOC/1000 gal loaded.   Company listed 16,074 gal/yr of condensate throughput or 383 bbls/yr on the Truck Rack Loading calculations sheet.  They also listed only loading 1000 gal/hr as the maximum amount of condensate loading.    Therefore 6.22 lbs/hr and (16,000 gal/yr*6.22 lbs VOC/1000 gal loaded) 0.05 tpy were listed as the loading emissions.

PBR 79984 had compressor blowdowns purge total volume calculated by assuming a volume release of gas released based upon the equation Q(Mcfh)= D(in0^2*P1(psi) from page 278 of the Pipeline Rules of Thumb, Fourth Edition and using parameters (diameters, lengths and pressures) from 15 different vessels/components.  The parameters are listed on page 1 of the Compressor Blowdown Calculations VOC Emissions Quantification- Inputs and Volume Calculation Page in the file.  3291.7 scf/blowdown was calculated.   The site gas analysis was applied to the blowdown emissions and 0.69 lbs VOC/blowdown was calculated.    The company assumed 60 blowdown /yr per compressor.  The company also assumed that it takes 0.25 hrs/blowdown but assumed 4 blowdowns total per hour and rounded the result to 3.0 lbs/hr total for the short term value.  They also calculated the annual blown emissions for both compressors as 60 blowdowns/compressor* 2 compressors/2000 lbs/ton equals 0.04 tpy and rounded up to 0.10 tpy.

SP 90487 had a maximum working emission rate of 31.02 lbs/hr from filling each tank at a maximum pumping rate of 16,800 gal/hr using Equation 1-23 (Lw = 0.0010 MvPvaQKnKp) in AP-42 , Chapter 7, 9/97 Edition.   Only 10,000 bbls/yr of methanol are put through each  tank so that only 25 hours of pumping occurs at the maximum rate for the yearly working loss.   The differences in calculating the average annual and maximum working losses are based upon the differences in true vapor pressure at daily average liquid surface temperature of 2.20 psia and the true vapor pressure at daily maximum liquid surface  temperature of 2.42 psia.   Lw(avg) = 705.10 lbs/yr and Lw(Max) = 775.61 lbs/yr.   Ignoring the standing losses for the maximum methanol tank working emission rate of 31.02 lbs/hr  and adding the yearly tank standing loss of 0 0.08722 tpy to the average annual working loss of 705.1lbs/yr/2000lbs/ton = 0.35255 tpy, a total of 31.02 lbs/hr and 0.43977 tpy  = 0.44 tpy are calculated for the methanol tank losses.

I hope this helps explain the emission quantification questions you have.


Anne M. Inman, P.E.

Manager, Rules Registration Section

Air Permits Division, Office of Air, TCEQ


From: kim feil []
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:03 PM
To: Anne Inman
Subject: R these math conversion errors on VOC lbs/hr to tpy?

Regarding the Handley Compressor Station RN 105072979, CN 602673071  2007 PBR#79984 may have a math error for Fugitives /truck loading with VOC lbs/hr at 6.22 converting incorrectly to .05 tpy and a math error for

Blowdowns with VOC lbs/hr at 3.0 incorrectly converting to .10 tpy.

Regarding Lake Arlington Compressor Station RN 105227763, Standard Permit #90487 may have a math error for

Methanol tanks 5 & 6 with Voc lb/hr at 31.04 incorrectly converting to .44 tpy and a math error for

tanks 7,8,11, & 12 having related errors where the lbs/hr is > tpy.

Please let me know why these are like this, thanks.

Kim Feil


Love letter to the city….

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Maria Carbajal <>; “” <>; Collin Gregory <>; Chris Klaus <>
Cc: Jim Parajon <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Jeff Williams <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:54 PM
Subject: Arl 2.3 million cu ft annual CH4 waste… How to force drilling operators to apply for ERIG assistance for lift compressors?
Here is my quick and dirty on these lift compressors (not including compressor stations)…info 4 free-thank me later…
I posed the Q earlier with one of the Arlington gaswell inspectors if there was a city mandate for catalytic convertors for these lift compressors, but was referred to TCEQ.
If the state won’t make them use Best Available Control Technologies (cause they are under their 25 tpy on their PBR estimates), and the city doesn’t force them via weak gas well language, then how can these funds be accessed by the city to turn around with some incentive plan to ask the operators to add BACT to these lift compressors?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:05 AM
Subject: Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program Update

Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program Application Workshops

ERIG application workshops have been scheduled to provide an overview of program requirements and the application process. Workshops are free of charge and registration is not required.
  • EL PASO: December 3, 2015
    1:30-4:30 p.m. Applicant Workshop
    El Paso Public Library-Main Branch
    501 North Oregon Street
    El Paso, TX 79901
  • ARLINGTON: December 7, 2015
    9:30 a.m. Dealer Workshop
    1:30 p.m. Applicant Workshop
    North Central Texas Council of Governments
    616 Six Flags Drive
    Arlington, TX 76011
  • LONGVIEW: December 8, 2015
    1:30 p.m.
    Longview Public Library
    222 West Cotton Street
    Longview, TX 75601
  • HOUSTON: December 8, 2015
    6-8 p.m. Applicant Workshop (en Español)
    Tracy Gee Community Center
    3599 Westcenter Drive
    Houston, TX 77042
  • HOUSTON: December 9, 2015
    9:30 a.m. Dealer Workshop
    1:30 p.m. Applicant Workshop
    Tracy Gee Community Center
    3599 Westcenter Drive
    Houston, TX 77042
  • CORPUS CHRISTI: December 9, 2015
    1:30 p.m.
    TCEQ Region 14 Office
    NRC Bldg., Ste. 1200
    6300 Ocean Dr., Unit 5839
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
  • BEAUMONT: December 10, 2015
    1:30 p.m.
    Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission
    2210 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont, Texas 77703
  • AUSTIN: December 10, 2015
    9:30 a.m. Dealer Workshop
    1:30 p.m. Applicant Workshop
    TCEQ’s Austin Office
    Building E, Room 254S
    12100 Park 35 Circle
    Austin, TX 78753
  • SAN ANTONIO: December 14, 2015
    9:30 a.m. Dealer Workshop
    1:30 p.m. Applicant Workshop
    Alamo Area Council of Governments
    8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700
    San Antonio, TX 78217
  Please contact us toll-free at 800-919-TERP (8377) or by email at with any questions. 
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Frack Fluid 2 “useful” products: who measures NORM?

UPDATE Nov 24 2015 here is my PIR I hope I can afford to pay for…. “Please provide raw water semi annual monitoring reports at both water intake plants (one which is Lake Arlington) from 2005 through current. The testing includes VOC’s, metals, pesticides, and phosphate”.  Note I didn’t mention NORM? Thats because our city doesn’t test that semiannually per this email…..

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <>
To: ‘kim feil’ <>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: At Arlington sponsored gas well forum “cement rot” came up in the discussion

Kim:  We monitor raw water at our intake on Lake Arlington twice per year. The testing includes VOC’s, metals, pesticides, and phosphate. We routinely monitor for Ph, temperature, etc.  The raw water sample information is not on our website but is provided when requested by a resident.
From: kim feil []
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:17 AM
To: Buzz Pishkur
Subject: At Arlington sponsored gas well forum “cement rot” came up in the discussion
Hello Mr Pishkur below is an article from WWI…with the last round of Arlington flooding at Lake Arlington (and it being a piping issue on the Ft Worth side) of the sewer breach, I’m not sure how relevant this article is about a product that helps concrete be waterproof, but the subject of cement rot did come up as a concern for gas well casings at the Arlington sponsored gas well forum…no one was able to answer any water quality concern questions. Here is the video in its entirety. It is two hours long but if you can let it run while you work you can then see how and why we fear the worst for eventual long term liveablity issues in Arlington’s Urban Drilling embrace. Collin Gregory may not have passed on those questions to you, but it would be appreciated if the city webpage from the water department had a link covering concerns of having surface and subsurface gaswell infrastructures near/under Lake Arlington.
Perhaps a list of what we have started to screen for since the advent of Urban Drilling?
A link to those “passed” test results.
Anything that shows we are not “business as usual” post urban drilling and maybe something that shows pro activeness like…new detectors added-what they screen for etc.


UPDATE Nov 20 2015…more earthquakes rattle Oklahoma and they are respnding with the closure of some injection wells and the risk that recycling become the NORM means we  h a v e  to look at NORM!

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Trey Yelverton <>; Jeff Williams <>; Buzz Pishkur <>; Jim Parajon <>
Cc: Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Don Crowson <>; Collin Gregory <>; “” <>; Cindy Powell <>
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 10:54 AM
Subject: Oklahoma closing some injection wells-recycling there to follow?/ Re: Duke University offering NORM test
Mr. Rusty Ward of Enervest (formerly of Carrizo) is checking with his headquarters in Houston to see if they will provide the sample. I haven’t heard back from Mr Pishkur or Trey but wanted to give you the opportunity to be a partner in this.
Over time injection wells may not be an option. I read that it may take ten years to see the effects of the first injection wells. We’ve had injection wells in Texas for awhile now but never at this build out due to the unconventional hydraulic fracturing technique.
There was an inventor, Pandya, that was trying to work with Grand Prairie and he never answered my question on how he addresses NORM with “landfill” ready product….FYI…  Long term fracking fluids ground water migration unknown in Marcellus geology
Radioactive? recycled fracking waste water for fire-fighting, road de-icing, dust control, & using wet drilling mud for drought-ed soil should be on EVERY Texan’s radar.
Here is the Youtube video of a conversation with a RRC representative about using drilling mud for land farming.
And here is land farming in action photos…thanks Texas Sharon!.
Here is a picture showing plants trying to grow in different salinity conditions. Keep in mind the RRC guy said chlorides have to be below 3,000…hmmmnn…
And here is a youtube video from Google Earth that suggests these are landfarms too courtesy of CitizenMedia.
Last year this study was posted in the Environmental Law publication…..
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: Jeff Williams <>; Robert Rivera <>; Lana Wolff <>; Charlie Parker <>; Robert Shepard <>; Jimmy Bennett <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Jim Parajon <>
Cc: Brett Shipp <>; Chris Klaus <>; Joe Tex <>; Anthony R. Ingraffea <>; Mark Z. Jacobson <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:58 AM
Subject: Fw: Help me w/ fairmontbrine’s process on NORM concerns
Please help in this effort to ensure we are not recycling frack fluid “products” that land on our roads (risking storm water run-off), as fire fighting fluids, or watering crops in drought areas with wet drilling mud (RRC person told me this is common).
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>; Buzz Pishkur <>; Don Crowson <>; Trey Yelverton <>
Cc: Zacariah Hildenbrand <>; Jim Parajon <>; Cynthia Simmons <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:27 AM
Subject: Help me w/ fairmontbrine’s process on NORM concerns


Dear Vengosh, Pishkur, Yelverton, & Crowson, the Associated Press reported how they are re-using processed frack fluid and letting the fire departments use the distilled “water” to fight fires.
Dr Vengosh, since you lead the Duke team in finding tracers of drilling effluents, I ask if your detective work can be applied to the recycling efforts “products” too? Parsing our toxic waste into useful products without testing it’s radioactivity is a huge concern.
They also used the salt for to de-ice and for dust control on the roads roads.
They also say they use the distilled liquid to re-frack with. Part of what I am concerned with in the brine reprocess is the creation of what I  call increasing toxicity (“frack-on-crack”) risk if they use any type of chlorine application (they say they use activated charcoal to make the distilled water but the very nature of chlorine is that it is a salt and wiki says Calcium chloride (chemical formula CaCl2) is the ionic compound of calcium and chlorine.)…they may be making a bromate/halogen nightmare in storm run off efffluents?
They say that the majority of the Marcellous wells use the liquid salt (calcium chloride) during a process to maintain well pressure and keep the gas in place when PULLING OUT THE PLUGS (Mr Crowson… the Truman site was in that activity when the odor event occurred end Jan 2013 and they told our AFD that NO chemicals were being used-how can we verify that?).
Tetra chemicals says “This product is widely used in oilfield applications as completion and workover fluids to increase density, and as a drilling mud additive to increase density and prevent clay hydration”.
Mr Pishkur everytime here in the metroplex when they talk about salting the roads…we get freaked out because we always wonder #WHOwillTEST4NORM here in Tarrant county to verify if TXdot is using any refurbished frackwaste products like they are doing in the northeast?
Please all three respond and anybody cc’d can chime in too, thanks!
Trey please consider allowing UTA CLEAR to bid for this job of testing any recycled frack waste water if this recycling is happening in the Barnett Shale.
Kim Feil
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: cindy powell <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Timothy N. Edwards <>; “” <>
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; Robert Rivera <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Trey Yelverton <>; Jim Parajon <>; Don Crowson <>; Collin Gregory <>; Brett Shipp <>; “” <>; Jeff Williams <>; Buzz Pishkur <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:46 AM
Subject: Duke University offering to test for NORM please assist/see Seguin pic
Duke University is offering to test our produced water for radionuclides, please contact your Arlington City Council official to encourage this be carried out as we want to be in front of the growing demand (like in the northeast because they cannot do injection wells) for recycling drilling waste (produced) waters for it’s “useful by-products”: salt and liquid salt, de-icing roads, and then using the distilled water for refracking or fire-fighting. 
Should we begin to limit injection wells here in Texas (like Oklahoma is doing in some seismic sensitive areas), we want to know if these “useful” products are radioactive.
Additionally per Duke University, flowback waste can be cleaned up of its NORM when combined with acid mine waste water. In transitioning to renewables, mining for the metals in batteries, and wind/solar applications will produce acid mine waste.
We minus well use the acid mine waste to clean up flowback’s NORM and this test will be helpful in that aspect too.
Kim Feil
PS we’ll still need someone to test that soil too.
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And so we still need to test the “land applications” surrounding the drill sites by our IASD schools like Sequin Highschool…

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From: kim feil <>
To: cindy powell <>; “” <>; “” <>
Cc: Buzz Pishkur <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Robert Rivera <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 9:24 PM
Subject: toxic mud farming suspected near AISD schools


Below is the results of a recent Open Records Request with the City of Arlington’s Gas Well Department. They were not able to answer my question “Please send info on any NORM readings of the frack sand mitigation socks that catch flying frack sand. No opacity violation was issued on the Bruder event and there should have been one. Here is the video …
 ….but more important is that we need to know where these sacks are being disposed of as there have been violations in other states where these sacks have been improperly disposed of and they are radioactive. 
How can the city show the residents that they will enforce mitigation devices as the ordinance states and that the driller is properly disposing of these and that they are not ending up in our landfills? Here is more info on that
Below is the city’s response. What they “did” send me however opened another can of worms related to the term …  “Closed-Loop Mud System” which turns out that the name is so misleading because the mud is not sequestered in closed tanks.  It is allowed to be spread out in the open (urban?) fields to which I’m suspecting is adjacent to the AISD and MISD schools.
Please read my research on recent studies on TENORM. I have pictures of AISD schools near what TCEQ has verified to be some type of land application….
I have to do open records with the RRC to get these Arlington locations, but I have a feeling that not all mud farming is identified via permits (that I believe have annual testing for chlorides? before more “drilling mud” farming can occur). The reason I believe the RRC doesn’t know where all the mud farm sites are is because I have a Aug 2012 audio of a RRC  rep saying that no testing is needed of water (soil) “where the owner gives permission to land farm on the same lease the well is on”. So then there may be no records where a permit was not needed.
The hot Texas sun will bake that radioactive drilling mud and send it airborne and it only takes one NORM particle to be inhaled to start disease.
Then there is the concern for wildlife, pets, produce, run off… what have we done allowing this risk near AISD schools?
*What is a Closed-Loop Mud System?
“This is a process where all cuttings that are created by the drilling of the new hole will be transported by truck off location to an approved disposal system. The cuttings are normally distributed on top of the ground & turned in by a tandem or disk like equipment. All of the disposal sites have been approved & monitored by the Railroad Commission. Cuttings are particles of formation obtained from a well during drilling operations. They are brought to the surface by circulating mud-laden fluid.”
Cindy, Hibbs and Cavazos, please comment on how you plan to assist me in having some soil tested in these suspect areas?
My goal is to have the public be informed so that they can decide if they want their children and families living in urban drilling settings where our air, soil, and water sheds are subjected to the risks of heavy metals, chemicals, BTEX, hydrocarbons, arsenic and NORM.
Law suits may not be allowed at the school, city, or state level but once people become informed, sanctions could be placed on drilling towns if people decide not to live in shale areas if that means a higher cancer risk .
I can’t fully inform everyone with perfect science by myself…but lately the momentum is there as more people are on board with the topic of drilling not being safe as first touted. Like the decades of denial that cigarettes cause cancer.
 I’m getting record hits on my blog and just yesterday attorneys Harris, Finley & Bogle in Ft Worth (who specialize in protecting the oil and gas companies) are reading/searching out my work.
Please lead the efforts I have started here…if you are last to show concern, shame on you and let the people make their “move”.

Kim Feil

TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
or property.


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: City of Arlington – Open Records <>
Sent: Monday, May 5, 2014 2:03 PM
Subject: Open Records Request :: W015342-050214


— Please respond above this line —



Feil Kim
Old Town Neighborhood Association
Arlington, TX 76011

RE: Public Records Request for Community Development and Planning records

Dear Feil Kim,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 5/2/2014, has been referred to me for response. The below information are the only records/information found that are responsive to your request:

City of Arlington – Gas Well Ordinance:

31.       Waste Disposal.  Unless otherwise directed by the RRC (Railroad Commission), all tanks used for storage shall conform to the following:
a.   Operator must use portable closed steel storage tanks for storing liquid hydrocarbons.  Tanks must meet API standards.  All tanks must have a vent line, flame arrester and pressure relief valve.  No tank battery shall be within one hundred (100) feet of any dwelling or other combustible structure.
b.   Drilling mud, cuttings, liquid hydrocarbons and all other field waste derived or resulting from or connected with the drilling, re-working or deepening of any well shall be discharged into above-ground tanks (closed loop mud system).  All disposals must be in accordance with the rules of the RRC and any other appropriate local, state or federal agency.
c.   Unless otherwise directed by the RRC, waste materials shall be removed from the site and transported to an off-site disposal facility not less often than every thirty (30) days.  Water stored in on-site tanks shall be removed as necessary.
All waste shall be disposed of in such a manner as to comply with the air and water pollution control regulations of the State, this Ordinance and any other applicable ordinance of the City.

For further Texas state regulation information, please contact:


Texas Railroad Commission Contact Information:


Fort Worth
(817) 882-8966
City Hall, 13th Street Annex,
401 W. 13th Street, 76102


Oil & Gas
Main line: (512) 463-6838

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter.


Jyl Miller*
Community Development and Planning

Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request. 
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