PIC link to video of councils latest ground breaking item (not fracking related) but NEXT to fracking that they have blessed into our good city without a health & environmental impact study…but rest assured the info is getting out there….read below….
If someone told you “sign here to be exposed to 5,000 pounds of Benzene per year city-wide (not including the 10-20 years worth of truck traffic emissions nor the two compressor stations emissions, nor the other town’s fracking emissions blowing to us)” would you have signed?
Averaging a quarter pound of Benzene per day per padsite times 55 padsites here in Arlington gasland Texas is 14 lbs day/city-wide. Note like radionuclides, there is no “safe” amount of exposure to Benzene…. and granted we drive stinky Benzene spewing cars and trucks…did we really need to industrialize our neighborhoods with gas mining production sites?
These BenZene emission estimates whiling including compressor engine blowdowns (planned MSS maintenance), they do NOT include new activity (like workovers or new wells being added which fall under the NSPS quad o rules) and they do not include the Truck Fracking Traffic emissions daily coming and going from these sites to take away that toxic produced (flashing water) liquids to injection wells (that can later frack up our property & drinking water with frackquakes)
…we didn’t sign up for that ya’ll! ARLINGTON CITIZENS CRY OUT TO COUNCIL TO TAKE HB40 AND CHALLENGE IT AT THE SUPREME COURT LEVEL TO REVERSE THE STATEWIDE BAN ON FRACKING BANS.
How did I obtain this BENZENE info? Well when you sue a large (albeit failing) energy company and are representing yourself, you dig deep, and in verifying Chesapeake’s permit with the state, I compared a small padsite like the Truman/CowboyStadium by my house to the big padsite(s) at GM and thought…that’s weird that the Truman permit has double the benzene than the GM one so I asked for an audit. Yesterday I rec’d the results on investigation numbers 1306229 Truman & 1306227 GM.
It turns out that GM underestimated on their electronic application their benzene emissions by .03 tpy or 60 lbs/yr. They reported .02 tpy and should have reported .05 tpy….
Two notes on this pic 1) Under “Level 1 New Sites”, TCEQ allows you to pick your registration timeframe “after the FRACK”how many businesses get that treatment? I’ve seen RRC their permit applications turn around in two days flat.2) H2S was found in Ft Worth
Now that the Benzene audit is over…why does lil ol’ Truman site have more NOX (2.08 tpy) and Carbon monoxide (12.46 tpy) than GM is reporting for Nox (1.4 tpy) and Carbon Monoxide ( 8.4)? The VOC’s for Truman is 6.56 tpy and GM’s VOC’s are 9.36.
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From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Q on Truman/GM audit / Feil vs Chesapeake SC18172
Mr. Wessel, Ref investigation numbers 1306227 & 1306229
Now that the Benzene audit for the smaller Chesapeake Truman padsite (in comparison to the large Chesapeake GM padsite) is over and TCEQ found out that GM under reported Benzene on their E application PBR by 60 lbs/yr)…why does the Truman site still have more NOX (2.08 tpy) and Carbon Monoxide (12.46 tpy) than GM for Nox (1.4 tpy) and Carbon Monoxide (8.4 tpy)? Should those numbers be audited too?
I do not think GM is using catalytic converters (even though not mandated) on their lift compressors. During the December 2015 audit, the Truman site had one compressor running, and the GM had two of three running; so please respond if the differing types of engines they use account for this.
As for the VOC’s (coming off the storage tanks) they “are” appropriately higher for GM (9.36 tpy) than Truman (6.56 tpy).
I am extremely grateful for the first audit. The other department was brushing me off and we all know how polished I am in persistence.
So when you drive by a padside in a “dry” gas field like the Barnett Shale, if you are 300 feet away you “could” be breathing 17 ppb (that is above the TCEQ long term effect screening limits of 1.41 ppb).
aaaahhh the (invisible) smell of carcinogens in our neighborhoods….