Frack on Crack Confirmed….told ya so!

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

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/treated-fracking-wastewater-contaminated-watershed-with-radioactive-material-and-endocrine-disrupters-study-shows

“… 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…..http://usa.oceana.org/impacts-offshore-drilling “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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Using renewable energy to reduce frack water footprint …. huh?

Here is the youtube video from NEWT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvIiXqukFuA.

Here is the Facebook post where I pose a few questions…

newt water recycle desal

Facebook post link

Recycling/treating oil & gas wastewater/brine using solar panels begs yet another question… “Why do they need the energy from solar panels when the natural heat from the wastewater can be used as an energy source?” 

There is validity in the need for the frackers to decrease their water footprint because it requires 10 barrels of water to make 1 barrel of oil. From there the other water footprint comes in the disposal/injection needs of the wastewater disturbed from the bowels of the earth.  Per http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/waste-water-barrel_n_1208587.html …“The average oil well produces 7.6 barrels of water for every barrel of crude. The water/oil ratio can rise to as much as 24:1 or even 42:1 in states like Florida and Illinois. On average, 88 percent of the material brought to the surface from an oil well is water, rising to 98 percent for wells nearing the end of their productive lives. For gas wells, 260 barrels of water are produced for every million cubic feet of natural gas”.

Nevertheless, here is the info on how to desalinate polluted water using solar panels….

http://www.waterworld.com/articles/wwi/2017/07/solar-nanotechnology-desalination-technology-developed-by-newt-center.html

Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation technology, (NESMD)

After watching this FB video and reading the abstract on this white paper, http://www.pnas.org/content/114/27/6936, I bet they do not plan to use O&G brine to create drinking distillate?  If so, how would they prevent PAH offgassing interference with the CBNP membrane as discussed in this article, https://particleandfibretoxicology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12989-017-0189-1?

 

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Borrowing from Equity Markets to Frack For Oil + Lack of Free Cash Flow = UNsustainable just for the US

gasoline Trump

This article, https://seekingalpha.com/article/4084591-new-darlings-wall-street-folly-oil-fracking-investing, reads….“Unlike the two previous US-made financial bubbles (dot-com and real estate), the ‘frackers bubble’ is having meaningful positive economic effects on the rest of the world, through lower imports and improved international trade balances”.

This all important story in the wake of Trump’s live energy unleashing press release yesterday explains why frackers have a negative net present value …aka…they cannot extract oil at a profit even with the advances in fracking efficiencies.

Additionally with seismic risks in mind, “….there are also some other technical disadvantages coming from the efficiency gains. As lateral wells have lengthened, the amount of water recovered from the wells has also increased. On average, between 6 and 8 barrels of water are recovered from 1 barrel of oil (the Permian basin has one of the highest ratios). It means that, if you start from the oil production in the Permian as of today (around 2.3 million of barrels/day), the daily amount of water to be disposed in a safe place is around 14 million barrels, which is a considerable amount. And as production grows, it would not be a surprise to see how producers struggle to find proper places to dispose such quantities”. Maybe before they dispose of it they could at least sell the energy from the brine heat to the grid? 

This article sites a company called Diamondback who fracks exclusively for oil to explain the general predicament of the other frackers…..“Despite (Diamondback) being a top-notch producer with the best possible acreage, the company has not been able to generate any cash flows for its shareholders. Even when the oil was around $100 in the good old days of 2013 and 2014 and the company was also able to realise a juicy $4/mcf of gas, it did not generate positive FCF because of the high levels of investment. ‘We are investing for the future’ is the usual answer from the frackers when questioned about such high levels of investment. We will see the same path in other oil producers in a while.

Because the company has burned $4.9B of cash over the period (a staggering amount, by the way, for such a small producer), the arithmetic says that that money must have come from somewhere: in this case, the table shows that the company has been able to tap almost $4B from the equity markets over the whole period. The company closed the 1Q’17 with a net debt of $3.1B, which has been refinanced by its creditors in the past.

But this post is not an investment case to short Diamondback”.

Ready to short the frackers?

Never forget the housing bubble shorts which resulted in the informative movie called, “The Big Short”.

 

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Digging caused pipeline Gas Leak at UTA, zero tolerance needed w/these added risk factors….

uta gas leak may 2017Here is the link for the alert…http://alerts.skytruth.org/report/1d5ec80c-430c-3fa0-81b0-ba3d0bba2250

May 18, 2017 there was a gas leak due to a contractor hitting a pipeline with digging equipment. While this happens often, with natural gas well production occurring within the city limits “and” also on campus…..

gas wells by UTA…….there needs to be another level of prevention as the risk for a chain event of explosions is worrisome.

The company that owns the UTA padsite has changed ownership for a total of  THREE!

Originally it was Carrizo, then Enervest, and now it is owned by Saddle, so we are already having a third tier operator maintaining the padsites.

Additionally, with UTArlington being a state institution, our LOCAL GAS WELL INSPECTORS do not have purview to inspect that site.

I suggest any permits issued by the city are first worked by the gas well department who works with the RRC to identify pipelines and not leave that task to the digging company working on roads and new development.

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; John Dugan <john.dugan@arlingtontx.gov>; Don Crowson <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; “david.porter@rrc.state.tx.us” <david.porter@rrc.state.tx.us>; Ryan Mitchell <ryan.mitchell@arlingtontx.gov>; “ryan.sitton@rrc.texas.gov” <ryan.sitton@rrc.texas.gov>; Jessica Youngblood <jessica.youngblood@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>; Fire <fire@arlingtontx.gov>; “firetraining@dfwairport.com” <firetraining@dfwairport.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 11:13 AM
Subject: May gas leak at UTA and future risk mitigation suggestion
May 18, 2017 there was a gas leak due to a contractor hitting a pipeline with digging equipment. While this happens often, with natural gas well production occurring within the city limits “and” also on campus……
……there needs to be another level of prevention as the risk for a chain event of explosions is worrisome.
The company that owns the UTA padsite has changed ownership for a total of  THREE!
Originally it was Carrizo, then Enervest, and now it is owned by Saddle, so we are already having a third tier operator maintaining the padsites.
Additionally, with UTArlington being a state institution, our LOCAL GAS WELL INSPECTORS do not have purview to inspect that site.
I suggest any permits issued by the city are first worked by the gas well department who works with the RRC to identify pipelines and not leave that task to the digging company working on roads and new development.
Sincerely,
Kim Feil

 

 

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2016 & part of 2017 TCEQ Violators Identified: see who sux at their jobs

Thru August of 2016…

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/agendas/comm/backup/Agendas/2016/10-19-2016/1639MIS.pdf

Thru April of 2017…

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/agendas/comm/backup/Agendas/2017/06-07-2017/0626MIS.pdf

Docket detail for NEXT TCEQ meeting…..

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/agendas/comm/current/2017/170607.pdf

…my love letter as usual….

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “info@SLOVACEK.com” <info@SLOVACEK.com>; “sustainability@tamu.edu” <sustainability@tamu.edu>; “info@burlesoncountytx.com” <info@burlesoncountytx.com>
Cc: Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:16 PM
Subject: Clay Water Corp TTHM violations/outstanding fines not equal in public health risk
Dear stakeholders: 
Visit this link of a TTHM water quality violation(s) in YOUR stakeholder(s) area and please assist in any way to contact Clay Water Corp to help prevent future occurrences since the fines seem to NOT be a deterrent….
Troubling is that this TTHM disinfectant byproduct is harmful and therefore regulated to not exceed 80 ppb. In addition to having broken the law in not testing for it at regular intervals, the three failed tests include:
Q4 2015 at 159 ppb
Q1 2016 at 154 ppb
Q2 2016 at 218 ppb
If the water wasn’t so polluted to begin with maybe they wouldn’t have to throw so much disinfectant on it?…not sure if that is why the TTHM’s are so high…please have college students do a research project in that area?
This item will be on TCEQ’s upcoming meeting:
PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM ENFORCEMENT AGREED ORDERS
Item 16 Docket No. 2016-1264-PWS-E. Consideration of an Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Clay Water Supply Corporation in Burleson County; RN101188639; for public water supply violations pursuant to Tex. Health & Safety Code ch. 341, Tex. Water Code ch. 5, and the rules of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (Steven Van Landingham, Michael Parrish)
Thanks for helping in this matter.
Kim Feil https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/ 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.
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Radioactive Oil & Gas Piping Repurposed as a Fence Killed Black Rhino $22M

 

dead black rhino

JimmyJohn pic  caused social media dismay….now this story of a Texas Rancher! Here is what OSHA has to say about fracking related produced water waste…https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/savelakearlington-what-osha-says-about-produced-waters-radioactivity/

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#SaveLakeArlington What OSHA says about Produced Waters’ RADIOACTIVITY

In looking for more info on how a south Texas valley rancher lost his leg and rhino from radioactive poisoned piping that was repurposed as fencing (courtesy of the Oil & Gas industry decades ago), I found THIS doc ……..

Read here why I believe Arlington found “detects” and had to add two more radioactive elements (for a total of three) to our annual drinking water reports starting in 2004!….https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/microbes-resistant-to-chlorine-while-atf-10-yrs-2-celebrate-water-health-risk/


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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “garrett.merket@rrc.texas.gov” <garrett.merket@rrc.texas.gov>
Cc: “ryan.sitton@rrc.texas.gov” <ryan.sitton@rrc.texas.gov>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Subject: Follow up request on why the RRC does not test for NORM
Mr. Merket you promised me an answer by last Friday as to why we do not test for NORM in produced waters, drilling muds, filter cakes, and concentrated salts.
Today I’m reading about a $22million settlement on scalant piping contamination in south Texas.
Please advise as back in 1989 OSHA had same concerns….they admit the stuff is in produced waters….
#SaveLakeArlington
I blogged that I suspect the injection wells in Ft worth are to blame on the timing of when Arlington found “detects” and had to add two more radioactive elements (for a total of three) to our annual drinking water reports starting in 2004……https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/microbes-resistant-to-chlorine-while-atf-10-yrs-2-celebrate-water-health-risk/
#SittonAgainstPrecautionaryPrinciple ?
Kim Feil
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MSD 17-1 Brownfields Near Veridian NEVER 2 B Cleaned Up FYI email council TODAY!

Friends don’t let friends pollute and yes maybe they do! Search HERE at this link to see if YOU live by an MSD/Brownfields http://solutions.terracon.com/arlington/content/Home.aspx.

Speech for council meet:
Please deny or at least table MSD 17-1 until a study can be done to see how appropriately Arlington has been spending its 2013 $400,000 federal grant funds on actual clean up verses nice payouts in environmental consulting fees to Terracon and Modern Geosciences?
The requestor of this MSD 17-1 is the now closed “Shred Tech company”…..
shred tech
but please note in the city records the actual name of the owner  of 12700 & 12710 Calloway Cemetery Rd which TAD records show to be owned by Mr. Clyde Godfrey….
godfrey msd king
Manta.com shows Shred Tech was categorized under sand mining….
shred tech info
And if shredding “only God knows what” or mining sand made Mr Godfrey $200K a year, and if the value of his property leans towards a million dollars,  surely he could afford to clean up his own mess?
So what is nearby his property? ….
Account Number:    08384576
Business Name:    REYNOLDS ASPHALT CONST INC
Property Location:    12650 CALLOWAY CEMETERY RD, ARLINGTON, 76118
From Google Earth road building kinda looks like sand mining too…
12650 calloway asphalt biz
Cylex Business Directory shows Clyde’s 12700 Calloway Cemetery Rd businesses to be related to waste management.  People have wondered if there was a dump on the east side of Collins? Do we now have our answer?
shred tech wastemgmt

A 2015 snap shot nearby at Clyde Godfrey Equipment Company nearby at 12798 Calloway Cemetery shows what looks like a frac sand hauling truck leaving the area, but that could be again from a neighboring business….

godfrey sand

In a 2015 pic link, driving by looks like a red frac sand hauling truck to me at the edge of this pic, but this truck could be related to asphalt construction too.

godfrey sand truck

Frac Sand processing has flocculent and acrylamide contamination issues as reported on THIS link….http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news/2264/frac-sand-fever-flocculents-and-public-health-fears although I have not seen what Brownfield contaminants of concern relate to the MSD 17-1

Regardless of which type and levels of toxins were found, and how much was contributed by nearby businesses is still NOT reason for a free pass to forever forgive Brownfields clean up especially near the Arlington Viridian.

I will now ask council to think hard if over the years any MSD agenda item was ever NOT approved? Can you recall MAKING someone clean up their own mess?

If you approve this tonight, TCEQ will rubber stamp this I’m sure.

cemetary rd 3cemetary rd 1

How convenient Clyde’s brothers own the family business, http://www.godfreypropane.com/ that has three locations. #failedCollateral

In 2013  I blogged that there were 281 water wells within  5 miles of a legally abandoned Benzene contaminated area near the Cowboy Stadium near my home.

Note as long as the city offers potable water from our municipality AND notify people with water wells in a 5 mile radius, if approved no one can drill for potable water….legally. Personally I’ve seen the notification letter to water well owners and to me it does NOT spell out the real dangers involved:

  1. Leaving contaminants that persist in the ground endanger drinking water sources because….water mains and pipes going into your homes can fail. For example Benzene is the Houdini of hydrocarbons and in Arlington we have trenchless digging to use NON-metal piping that is pigged into existing failed metal piping. YOUR Arlington municipal water may LEAVE the treatment plant as potable, but when traveling through contaminated soils with HDPE or PVC piping, chemicals leaching into the plastic piping cannot be guaranteed to be potable by the time it hits your lips!

  2. One day we may need “all ground water sources on deck”  in the future. So never say never to precious underground water sources if surface water gets ruined with major EVENTS.
  3. No contaminates should get a free pass in Brownfields clean up especially when the federal government offers to assist……

 

https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/will-fbi-see-arlingtons-leadership-inconsistantly-using-state-exemptions-on-brownfields-clean-up-while-also-exploiting-federal-funds-on-others/

I don’t see that there will be too much protest tonight as a FB page of someone in Arlington also named Clyde Godfrey seems to be FRIENDS with Robert Kembel of the Viridian!…. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=205570516593747&set=a.205569163260549.1073741826.100014223997672&type=3&theater

godfrey kemble connectionFriends don’t let friends pollute and yes maybe they do!

fb kembel

—————————————–For blog readers………………………………..

Click here to learn what an MSD is….http://www.arlington-tx.gov/cdp/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2014/05/MSD_-A-Guide-for-Cities.pdf.

Here is the link http://www.arlington-tx.gov/cdp/msd/ to the CURRENT MSD 17-1 on the City of Arlington’s upcoming agenda. Below I will post the print screens as this info will change over time as NEW Brownfields may be uncovered in YOUR neighborhood.

 

Here is the info on agenda item for MSD 17-1…..

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Please email our city council TODAY and tell them to DENY MSD-17-1, thanks!

Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>;

 

viridian reminder

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Exercise USDOT exempt from exempt loophole found against O&G industry

I see a loophole NOT yet exercised in transporting this waste currently being exempted from being called “hazardous” which may NOT be EXEMPT if exceeding the USdot thresholds for TENORM.  This is where I am gifting you (Arlington Mayor and City Council) with this information to do with as your conscience leads you as elected officials.  #AnybodySmellApotentialClassAction?
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To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthgov.org>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; John Dugan <john.dugan@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 12:20 PM
Subject: Injection Well Monitoring EPA Grants >$100,000 to Help Protect OK & LA Drinking Water Sources-what about Texas?
Michael Overby, 214 665 6482, from the EPA’s

Underground Injection Control (UIC)

department reached out to me as I had expressed an interest in water, soil & air baseline testing PRIOR to Bluestone Natural Resources adding an injection well near Lake Arlington, a drinking water source for almost 500,000 people.
Overby said the EPA had no money for baseline testing and referred me to the Texas Water Development Board, David Thorkildsen 512 936 0871, in the event THEY have cash for baseline testing. FYI I was told Bluestone has already fenced off this area, so if we find an entity who can pay for this (I say the Arlington Tomorrow Fund should), we also need to get permission to go on site.
I disagree that they EPA does not have funds because see below *TWO recent grants from EPA for monitoring after-the-fact disposal wells for Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Overby said that NO SET BACK STANDARDS exist for disposal wells near drinking water sources. I told him this area by Lake Arlington has flooding issues and he reminded me that injection well operators know how to do installations “off shore” and so they know how to do this sort of thing….#notComforting.
Overby said that even if Lake Arlington was the SOLE SOURCE designation of drinking water, that an injection well would then get “more review”, but that 1/3 of injection wells in Louisiana have been granted near these sole source drinking water designations. #notComforting
Overby admitted there would be VOC’s off gassing above the open top tanks at the injection well as they will (again) have to separate the oil from the produced (toxic waste water) first before being injected into the Ellenberger. When I asked about the level of VOC’s coming off of the concrete tanks that will be holding voluminous amounts and offgassing near our drinking water source, he referred me to TCEQ’s air program department. I seriously doubt they have this kind of information on existing air tests done by injection wells and request John Dugan from the City of Arlington procure this info before the RRC hearing for the Lake Arlington injection well.
Trey I am asking you to contact Victor Vandergriff to become involved as TxDOT should be able to prove THEY are compliant to USdot Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Admin., DOT § 173.436 regulating radionuclide thresholds in transporting oil and gas waste materials, https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2009-title49-vol2/pdf/CFR-2009-title49-vol2-sec173-436.pdf. I’m almost positive they have NOT been asking for TENORM levels because I can’t find where it is mandated to be tested for with the state. Maybe the city can start asking for this if the state won’t?
TxDOT needs to ensure that any trucking permits issued have a more stringent manifest by the trucks driving (around Lake Arlington) carrying TENORM verses NORM so we actually have proof that the same amounts of fluids leaving each padsite is accounted for when arriving at the injection well. Scientifically, once man has brought up these produced waters, any NORM disturbed is now technically TENORM due to having added treated source water and chemicals into the formation when they originally drilled and fracked all these former Quicksilver wells.
Here is a letter from USdot explaining that produced water, mud, salts, etc. is all considered now TENORM….
FYI Garrett Merket, garrett.merket@rrc.texas.gov, promised me an answer by yesterday as to why we do not test for NORM in produced waters, drilling muds, filter cakes, and concentrated salts and did not deliver in his promised-by date.
Overby reminded me that decades ago oil and gas waste was exempted in having their waste products classified as “Hazardous” by the RCRA from the Clean Water Act.  Here are the sickening letters from 1988 showing the good ol boy network in play by the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission with industry friendly name drops. Now Oklahoma’s karma in this is that they are now dealing with swarms of frackquakes ….
Thankfully I see a loophole NOT yet exercised in transporting this waste being exempted which many NOT be EXEMPT if exceeding the USdot thresholds for TENORM.  This is where I am gifting you with this information to do with as your conscience leads you as elected officials.
The attorneys fighting for the City of Arlington in protesting this proposed injection well need to have this important information as the industry itself would recoil to think that they may need to start testing their TENORM to ensure federal USdot compliance. If it is found that these produced waters and concentrated brines have been exceeding txDOT’s thresholds, this could explain why in 2004 Arlington added two radionuclides to our water quality reports as detects. #AnybodySmellApotentialClassAction?
In closing, below is examples of money the feds are gifting these other states…..we need to apply for these funds since the RRC only has 150 inspectors when they used to have 250. And with Trump in office the TCEQ is poised to be cut by about 21%.

 

*EPA Grant of More Than $100,000 Will Help Protect Oklahoma’s Drinking Water Sources 
Contact: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov
DALLAS – (May 5, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $100,323 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) to protect groundwater from underground injection or disposal wells.
“Protecting sources of drinking water is one of EPA’s most important missions,” said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. “EPA relies on state partners like the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to help fulfill that mission.”
The funds will support OCC’s activities for granting permits and monitoring construction and operation of injection or disposal wells in a manner that protects underground sources of drinking water. OCC will also conduct field surveillance, investigation, inspection and enforcement activities for injection and disposal wells.buzz
An injection well is used to place fluid underground into porous geologic formations. These underground formations may range from deep sandstone or limestone, to a shallow soil layer. Injected fluids may include water, wastewater, brine (salt water), or water mixed with chemicals. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that underground sources of drinking water be protected from contamination that might migrate from these wells.
For more about EPA grants: https://www.epa.gov/grants
For more about underground injection control: https://www.epa.gov/uic
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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov> 
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 1:54 PM
Subject: Start applying now?

 

 

EPA Grant of More Than $123,000 Will Help Protect Louisiana’s Drinking Water Sources
Contact: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov
DALLAS – (April 28, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $123,680 to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to protect groundwater from underground injection or disposal wells.
“Safe drinking water is one of our most important natural resources,” said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. “Partners like LDNR help EPA assure those resources are protected from pollution.”
The funds will support LDNR’s activities for granting permits and monitoring construction and operation of injection or disposal wells in a manner that protects underground sources of drinking water. LDNR will also conduct field surveillance, investigation, inspection and enforcement activities for injection and disposal wells.
An injection well is used to place fluid underground into porous geologic formations. These underground formations may range from deep sandstone or limestone to a shallow soil layer. Injected fluids may include water, wastewater, brine (salt water), or water mixed with chemicals. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that underground sources of drinking water be protected from contamination that might migrate from these wells.
For more about EPA grants: https://www.epa.gov/grants
For more about underground injection control: https://www.epa.gov/uic
Connect with EPA Region 6:
Activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/ region6.htm

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Sincerely,
Concerned Arlington drinker-breather

Kim Feil


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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “djackson@jacksonsjoberg.com” <djackson@jacksonsjoberg.com>; msjoberg@jacksonsjoberg.com; “btownsend@jacksonsjoberg.com” <btownsend@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “mknisely@jacksonsjoberg.com” <mknisely@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “kpollard@austin.rr.com” <kpollard@austin.rr.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 12:42 PM
Subject: Fw: Injection Well Monitoring EPA Grants >$100,000 to Help Protect OK & LA Drinking Water Sources-what about Texas?
Regarding the upcoming case with the City of Arlington has hired you to represent them in protesting the proposed Bluestone Natural Resources Injection Well by Lake Arlington, thank you for reading through this information which could be very helpful to the case.
Kim Feil
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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “teris.solis@cityofarlingtontx.gov” <teris.solis@cityofarlingtontx.gov>
Cc: “djackson@jacksonsjoberg.com” <djackson@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “msjoberg@jacksonsjoberg.com” <msjoberg@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “btownsend@jacksonsjoberg.com” <btownsend@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “mknisely@jacksonsjoberg.com” <mknisely@jacksonsjoberg.com>; “kpollard@austin.rr.com” <kpollard@austin.rr.com>
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 10:24 AM
Subject: Lake Arlington Injection Well Monitoring – UTAclear group / environmental testing response email
FYI if you need examples of contamination to help fight protest, please contact Zachariah Hildenbrand, Kevin Schug or Doug DeWayne, thank you.
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From: Zacariah Hildenbrand <zac@informenv.com>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthgov.org>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; John Dugan <john.dugan@arlingtontx.gov>; “Schug, Kevin A” <kschug@uta.edu>; “Carlton, Doug DeWayne, Jr” <doug.carlton@uta.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Injection Well Monitoring EPA Grants >$100,000 to Help Protect OK & LA Drinking Water Sources-what about Texas?

Thank you Kim,

As per the proposed injection well next to Lake Arlington, if it goes through this is something that we would like to monitor over time. Sub-surface contamination of water resources by injection wells has not been widely studied; however, my primary concerns pertain to the risks for surface contamination. We’ve seen surface spills on production well sites affect surface water quality in west Texas and similar contamination events could occur with this injection well since spill/accidents do occur.

All the best,

ZLH

Zacariah Hildenbrand, Ph.D.
Inform Environmental, LLC

6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75206

zac@informenv.com

C: 915-694-7132

O: 214-800-2829

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Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 10:25 AM
Subject: Failure Notice
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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “mary.supino@arlingtontx.gov” <mary.supino@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Please forward to City Attorney, thank you.
Mary thank you for forwarding this email string and also, FYI the three attorneys’ emails rejected as in blocking me after my first contact, so they have not yet seen the response from the UTAclear representative, part of an environmental testing group skilled in looking for oil & gas water contamination events. This group has evidence that would be helpful in fighting this protest for the injection well planned near Lake Arlington.
Kim
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