Anatomy pics of Frackquake Aug 13 2017 Snyder TX

Ya think a 2.7 in the middle of frack country a big story? You decide for yourself as we Texans could be seeing the Oklahoma frackquake SWARMS one day soon!

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Remorseful Robert Rivera in Approving Urban Drilling in Arlington Gasland TX

Robert Rivera is remorseful for voting on our city council for Urban Drilling. Better late than never? Not in this case. For all involved, the do-over cannot be undone and the harm has only just begun. Worse yet, they might be coming back to frack. Exporting LNG will increase the price of NG and no matter how much debt the frackers are in, they keep adding rigs.

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Robert Rivera town hall a couple of years ago…brave girl to speak……I had the nose bleeds too coincidentally afteer the lift compressors went in.

Tonight we had another town hall gas drilling meeting in Councilman Rivera’s district. An eighth grade Arlington TX resident bravely spoke out about frackqua…
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Armand LaJesse My son has been having frequent nosebleeds for a few years now. There is a gas well, pipeline and high voltage power transmission line all running through Ashworth Elementary property. Two years ago he started having unexplained seizures. After many teSee More
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Kim Triolo Feil thank you for this info….I blog about this stuff daily
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Kim Triolo Feil I interviewed another Arlington lady who said her son couldn’t drive cause of his seizures and that he had brain lesions…I get you the video now…

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Armand LaJesse My son also has lesions…
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Kim Triolo Feil Armand LaJesse this link says “May 20, 2011 By TXsharon

New studies show nonoparticles from air pollution travel through your nose and lodge in your brain. They cause inflammation and brain lesions similar to those found in Alzheimers patients.See More

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Armand LaJesse All for maybe $50/yr per resident. We were against the drilling when they came in.
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Armand LaJesse Go outside at night and shine a light into the sky. You will be amazed at all the particulates flowing through our “air”.
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Kim Triolo Feil Oh we signed too, then I met an Arlington woman, who introduced me to the “Just Say NO campaign” but it was too late.
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Armand LaJesse Among the chronic nosebleeds and seizures my son also suffers from memory loss, headaches and respiratory problems. Hes 16 and has ailments similar to an elderly man. He was healthy and never had any of this until the drilling and gas wells.
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Kim Triolo Feil oh I have enough evidence to write a book…when I sued Chesapeake in small claims court the time frames of intense padsite activities exactly matched up w/our family’s health effects calender.
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Kim Triolo Feil plus I found out through the court records that Chk lied about the emission event source when it stunk up the Entertainment District.
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Armand LaJesse My wife has the rashes and has never had a rash previously. The allergist could not figure it out. Its definately linked.
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Kim Triolo Feil my son got the rashes too and I have videos of Arlington residents w/rashes too!…

I-enjoy ang mga video at musika na gusto mo, i-upload ang orihinal na content, at ibahagi ang…
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Armand LaJesse I now have sinus problems and my daughter suffers from chronic headaches. We NEVER had these issues prior to drilling.
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Robert Rivera If I had to do it all over again, I would’ve never voted to support any well. My last few years on council voted no on all, unfortunately didn’t change previous decisions.
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Armand LaJesse There was not any studies to the effects of urban drilling nor was there any evidence on health issues. There are several arguments to be made now.
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$11 million cost revealed with new Arlington TX Rangers Stadium

In ramped up times of “811-fail-to-call-before-they-dig”, we hear about excavation accidents during construction. The City of Arlington is building a new baseball stadium and other related entertainment venues and will dig the living hell out of the area installing new sewer lines to the tune of $11 million dollars. The city blogger says that the relocation project is being paid for by the Texas Rangers, but it’s hard to believe that in retrospect of the prior misleading Keep Our Rangers campaign. ADDITIONALLY,  per the terms of the Master Agreement, the City committed to paying for up to $500 million, and the Rangers pay for the over runs. So why did the article say the Rangers were paying for the utilities relocation?

I commented about the 811 phone number as a joke but digging so close to two drill sites and in our densely populated area is no joke….

Towntalk reports  that recent federal pipeline safety regulations Title 49 CFR 192.383, require that all public utilities notify all natural gas customers of new excess flow valve (EFV) requirements. “Effective April 14, 2017 EFV installation requirements were expanded to include new or replaced service lines to single family residences, multifamily residences and small commercial customers with natural gas volumes not exceeding 1,000 standard cubic feet per hour (SCFH) and operate at a pressure above 10 pounds per square inch gauge (PSIG). Existing customers also have the right to request the installation of an EFV on their service line if it meets the specified conditions of the rule”.

“An excess flow valve (EFV) is a safety device designed to automatically limit the flow of natural gas when the flow of gas through the device exceeds a predetermined level. If the service line is broken or severed, the EFV activates to limit or stop the flow of gas”.

If you live in a gas drilling town like I do in Arlington Gasland TX, another source of natural gas releasing could be in your backyard drill site…in the case of an uncontrolled release there….you have to wait for your emergency response team to hit the red button emergency manual shut off valve at your pad site. I’ve been advised not to do this on my own or I could be liable for trespassing.  Gee in times of an emergency, do we have time for waiting?

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Deep Direct Use Geothermal SMU successful pilot project derailed w/low NG prices now LNG exports can nail it up

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Misleading viral video on PH in bottled water brands

misleading viral video on PH

misleading viral video on PH 

Don’t confuse PH with alkalinity. PH (power of hydrogen) is about hydrogen concentration. Alkalinity means the ability to buffer acids. Ironically, adding (acidic) lemons to make water more alkaline works internally because the body reacts with the anionic properties of the lemon making the water alkaline as your body digests it. In this viral video, PH test strips yielding yellow green or in between is…a moot point ………processed water (distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, and carbon filtration) has had important minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium reduced or removed at the expense of getting the “lead out” (and many other bad constituents). But never fear even IF those “good” minerals were there, you’d have to drink about 5-7 gallons a day to get your (for example-calcium) intake recommendations. Just be sure to get your minerals naturally from your diet as adding minerals to water is really only for taste because the body doesn’t easily absorb added minerals.

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NG fracking up plans to expand S Carolina nuke power plant & NRC allows reactors to NOT be aircraft impact resistant?

This article explains the many factors coming into play setting back a South Carolina planned expansion of an existing nuclear facility of which fracked natural gas is affordable now as opposed to when the initial expansion was planned many years ago.

Another factor was applying a protective measure against terrorism/aircraft impact…

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577 cases of TX groundwater contamination in 2016 were Oil & Gas related

Here are some select cut & paste items I found to be of interest that I boldfaced for emphasis, made comments in (non-italics parentheses), or added links in this

Joint Groundwater Monitoring and Contamination Report–2016

“Documented in this report are 3,444 groundwater contamination cases.
These cases are presented in a tabular format in the section entitled
“Groundwater Contamination Case Descriptions.” Approximately 83
percent (2,866) of the documented cases fall under the jurisdiction of the
TCEQ. The remainder of the cases fall under the jurisdiction of the RRC
(577 cases, or approximately 17 percent),...”

(Of note is that the RRC is the Railroad Commission who regulates the oil & gas industry)


“During calendar year 2016, 36 MSDs were certified for a total of 321
MSDs certified since 2003″.


“The identified cases requiring notification under TWC, §5.236 are
indicated in the field “SECTION 5.236” of TCEQ’s groundwater
contamination case table (Table 1). There are 63 such cases listed in this
Number of
§5.236 Cases Year
1992 – 41
1993 – 15
1994 – 42
1995 – 15
1996 – 16
1997 – 20
1998 – 13
1999 – 28
2000 – 22
2001 – 32
2002 – 50
2003 – 39
2004 – 24
2005 – 29
2006 – 26
2007 – 24
2008 – 32
2009 – 46
2010 – 44
2011 – 19
2012 – 12
2013 – 9
2014 – 27
2015 – 17
2016 – 63

(I note that the last 25 yr ave reportable-requiring-notification contamination events averaged 29/yr so 2016 was DOUBLE THE AVERAGE…wow!)


“Status of Groundwater Monitoring. There are an estimated 841 monitor
wells in place under the Innocent Owner/Operator Program.
Approximately 1,009 groundwater samples were collected during 2016
and approximately 606 (60%) of these samples showed groundwater

(I note definition of innocent relates to the acknowledgement that contamination originates from an off-site source monitoring sample taken revealing contamination which groundwater movement is playing a role in.)


And now for the NOT-SO-INNOCENT aka those pesky Petroleum Storage Tanks that leak into groundwater sources….

Status of Groundwater Monitoring. There are an estimated 8,190
monitor wells in place under the PST program. In 2016, the PST program
received monitoring reports from 474 leaking petroleum storage tank
(LPST) sites, which contain approximately 3,318 monitor wells. Of these,
approximately 2,370 (71%) monitor wells have contamination to groundwater .
During 2016, approximately 4,746 groundwater samples were collected
from the 474 LPST sites. Approximately 3,390 of these samples showed
groundwater contamination.
Status of Groundwater Contamination. For 2016, 1,170 cases are listed
by county in Table 1 under the division heading “REM/PST.” Of these,
there are 35 cases that required notification to local officials under TWC,
§5.236, and 16 cases that required notification to private water well
owners under TWC, §26.408. There were 268 cases added in 2016 of
which 261 were newly identified cases of groundwater contamination and
247 cases were deleted due to action completed status in the 2015 report
(activity status “6”)”.


“Commercial Recycling Program Description. …. the
Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) regulates the treatment, storage,
recycling, and disposal at or near ground surface of oil and gas wastes.

Chapter 4, Subchapter B specifies permit requirements and provides guidance for the recycling of generated fluids and solids into a reusable product(s).
There are currently 96 commercial facilities permitted for disposal,
treatment, or recycling of oil and gas waste, and approximately 3,809 pits
78 permitted for storage, handling or disposal of oil and gas waste. Of the
3,809 pit permits, 1,624 pits (43 percent) are authorized for use as shortterm
storage (48-72 hours) of produced water during emergency
situations. The remaining permits are for various other categories of pits,
including disposal pits, collecting pits, washout pits, skimming pits, brine
pits, brine mining pits, and gas plant evaporation or retention pits. Most
of the pit permits require liners and leak detection methods.
There are currently  24 permits issued for the commercial recycling of
solid oil and gas waste. Statewide Rule 8 and Chapter 4, Subchapter B
permits require liners, leak detection systems, and groundwater
monitoring requirements in certain circumstances. The RRC responds to
citizen complaints regarding alleged groundwater or soil contamination,
or alleged unauthorized activities that may endanger vadose zone soils,
surface water or groundwater”.


“The DSHS Radiation Control Program (RCP) regulates radioactive
materials in Texas. The RCP monitors groundwater for radionuclides on a
routine basis at several facilities. Intermittently, the RCP samples
groundwater as a result of an incident, complaint, or situation that leads
the RCP to believe there may be groundwater contamination”.


Reportable Quantities

Reportable Quantities

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Dandelion + Deep Direct Use = Both can make WATER

When I worked for a water generating start-up company I learned all the different ways one can harvest water from our atmosphere.

One way is to find the sweet spot (dewpoint) temperature differential to create condensate. This involves adding heat to bake out trapped moisture absorbed overnight from dew collection. Once you expose it to the ambient air temps, you can harvest…WATER!

The trick in baking out the water is to find the most efficient heating process.  If you use solar thermal panels, it requires a footprint of yard/roof space.  If you plug it in, your electricity bill goes up.  If you use a heat pump it also requires electricity,  for example depending on the temperature is the kilowatts needed can average per one commenter on a heat pump chat site…

60F, 2.86 kw
50F, 2.75 kw
40F, 2.64 kw
30F, 2.6 kw
20F, 2.53 kw
10F, 2.41 kw
0F, 2.30 kw
-10F, 2.19 kw

But a pilot project with SMU and the frackers found you could drill for Deep Direct Use (DDU) geothermal resources to reuse produced oil field water in Texas and get a renewable source of heat/energy. For now the frackers WASTE that (brine wastewater) heat.

Anytime we can thwart fossil fuel use for a more sustainable or off-grid solution to heat and cool our homes and/or even make our own water …it will be another nail in the fossil fuels’ coffin….better them than us “coughing” our lungs out with dirty energy.

As usual here is a love letter I share with my readers…..

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From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; SMU Geothermal Lab <>; “” <>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:29 PM
Subject: Dandelion Geothermal-small scale but what about DDU mid scale?
Hi, my name is Kim Feil and I have an interest in utilizing heat waste as it relates to Urban Drilling (a subject I have been blogging about for many years now). There was a pilot project to repurpose/co-produce? an oil well into a geothermal well in Texas.
Dandelion’s special drill design efficiencies with smaller holes are small in scale in comparison to mid scale sized low temperature geothermal Deep Direct-Use (DDU) geothermal technologies. These wells were already drilled initially to mine for oil and gas.
Here in Texas we have so many aging URBAN drilled natural gas pad sites. I believe it is (economically?) feasible to re-enter these wells after their (quick) fossil fuel production declines and repurpose them (or exist as geothermal c-production with Oil & Gas) to utilize their waste heat (hot brine) for absorption chillers or to increase humidity to boost production for desiccant based water generators.
DDU is the midrange of geothermal resources by using low temperatures from ancient brine waters disturbed after drilling for oil and gas. DDU resources are being studied by the NREL to tap geothermal resources to drive absorption chillers for turbine inlet cooling at natural gas fueled power plants, “It (DDU) harnesses geothermal resources that are not hot enough to produce electricity, but that are still useful for large-scale projects…….During hot afternoons these power plants lose power and efficiency. Precooling the air drawn into the turbine’s compressor section, in a process known as turbine inlet cooling, boosts performance. Normally, cooling this intake air consumes some of the power produced by the plant. Tapping geothermal resources to drive absorption chillers could provide the cooling instead, and the power plants in the Sabine Uplift region could save money and reduce their emissions.”
I am excited that Dandelion is competing with fossil fuels in New York especially under Cuomo’s support and look forward to seeing more geothermal innovations elsewhere displace dirty fossil fuel consumption. I am hoping to find a new purpose for existing gas and oil wells drilled in our urban neighborhoods as seen here in the Dallas/Ft Worth area of the Barnett Shale and encourage Dandelion to incorporate water generation as yet another use for their new drill bit in addition to heating and cooling homes.
Sincerely, Kim Feil
817 564-2577
More on DDU, geothermal energy is defined as heat obtained from the geothermal fluid in the ground at temperatures of 300°F (150°C) or less. These resources are typically used in direct-use applications, such as district heating, greenhouses, fisheries, mineral recovery, and industrial process heating. However, some low-temperature resources can be harnessed to generate electricity using binary cycle electricity generating technology.
“Within the area of study, different temperature characteristics were observed by region. South Texas has the highest measured temperatures (in excess of 300˚F) at depths of 10,000 to 12,000 feet. The Gulf Coast geopressured areas have the most accessible energy potential, because of the large fluid volumes, entrained gas, and artesian flow. East Texas, while dominated by shallower drilling (typically less than 10,000 feet) and waterflood fields, possesses a crust with high natural radioactivity in the granites (such as is associated with the Sabine Uplift). This is indicates the elevated temperatures needed for geothermal energy can be expected at depth. The iv drilling in North Central Texas is currently predominantly in the Barnett shale formation, averaging 7,000 to 8,000 feet. Beneath the Barnett shale formation, lays the Ellenberger limestone, which has temperatures in the 200 to 250˚F range and can produce water volumes in the 20,000 to 50,000 barrels per day range, based on injection well capacity. In short, all of the areas studied, while yielding different results, showed remarkable promise for geothermal energy potential”.
 “Using tapped out oil and gas wells could greatly reduce the costs involved in exploration and drilling even though retrieving geothermal resources to generate electricity is a significantly different process from that of oil and gas drilling and would involve redesign and re-drilling.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Seeking Alpha <>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 6:05 PM
Subject: UNG,UNL: Energy Recap: Revisiting Geothermal Energy







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Frack on Crack Confirmed….told ya so!

I have been blogging about how treating frack wastewater makes Frack on Crack and now PROOF.

“… found that they were contaminated with endocrine-disrupting chemicals called nonylphenol ethoxylates; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogens; and elevated levels of radium”.


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Mersorb for those Pesky South TeXas HIGH Mercury NG Concentrations

Typically urban air holds .000007 mg mercury per cubic meter writes Nucon in selling their Mersorb Mercury absorbing product. Locations in South Texas have shown Mercury concentrations in NATURAL GAS ranging from 0.002 mg/m3 to over 4.5 mg/m3. “The Threshold Limit Values-Time Weighted Average (TLV-TWA), established by AIGCH, is 0.05 mg mercury per cubic meter air.” 

And as for OFFSHORE drilling, contributors of Mercury in our seafood read here….. “Drilling muds and produced water are disposed of daily by offshore rigs. Offshore rigs can dump tons of drilling fluid, metal cuttings, including toxic metals, such as lead chromium and mercury, as well as carcinogens, such as benzene, into the ocean”.

ADDITIONALLY the “….process of flaring involves the burning off of fossil fuels which produces black carbon. Black carbon contributes to climate change as it is a potent warmer both in the atmosphere and when deposited on snow and ice. Drilling activity around oil rigs is suspected of contributing to elevated levels of mercury in Gulf of Mexico fish”.


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