Un-Green Completions should be outlawed near residents and students…but it’s not.

UPDATE>>>>
Begin forwarded message:
From: Kim Feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Date: May 22, 2012 12:10:53 PM CDT
To: steve.turk@chk.com

Subject: Citizen request for Chesapeake to connect separator/pipeline at beginning of flowback, not later.
Steve, I asked the RRC to help me get a response from Chesapeake because regular phone messages and emails are not being answered.

Yesterday you spoke with Mike Vanderworth out of the Kilgore RRC office.  I had more questions about the Truman drill site that is near my home by the Cowboy Stadium.
If we cannot get Chesapeake to flowback into their Green Completions equipment at the BEGINNING of flowback, then I need to remove my family & pet from harms way during flowback.
1) I need to know the dates that flowback will begin (will you be flowing back all three wells at the same time?) 

2) I also need to be contacted when the Green Completion equipment is connected to the final well so we can return to our home.

3) I would also like a technical explanation as to why the separator/pipleine connection cannot happen at the beginning of flowback. 

We do not want hydrocarbons, NORM  and frack chemicals venting off of the flowback fluids from those open hatch tanks in our airshed.
Chesapeake needs to be informing the public how it has adapted what they do to  – U R B A N –  drilling so as to prove that you are NOT doing (rural) business as usual.
We have a high density of folks in this “too small of a padsite” area that are within 600 feet. I was able to get 500 signatures in opposition to this drill site, but three of the (absentee) land owners who were originally against this changed their mind during the tabling of the hearing for the drilling permit. Two of the men told me you offered between $12,000-$16,000 for their signatures. The other landlord from California “rescinded her rescind” that I secured from her earlier.
The three year Colorado air study says those within a half mile are at a greater risk (2/3 more voc’s) during well completion.
The recent Colleyville air studies (citizen and city funded) showed BENZENE in our    “dry gas”    at 6-9 times above the 2 week ATSDR MRL level of 9 ppb during flowback.
The goodwill to prevent effluents (which includes watering down flying frack dust) from entering our airshed will go a long way….instead of spending money on commercials “saying” that U R a good neighbor.
Note that Arlington padsites are just a little over half way built out and the resistance is growing by the day (lots of folks tired of waiting on royalties).
If U want to return to Arlington when the price of NG goes back up, you need to  D R I L L   R E S P O N S I B L Y,  or wait for the technology to do it right is available & affordable.
Our ordinance already states that you are to be using Best Available Control Technologies, it is just not being enforced, but as I said…..the resistance “IS” growing……
Steve, please help me get Chesapeake to address the flying frack sand and the open hatch venting pollution issues. I appreciate any answers you can give us.
Thank you for getting the items you cannot address into the proper hands and let me know who my follow up contacts are, thanks.
Kim Feil
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I received a Letter from a Colleyville resident who found out that a drilling operation will NOT have the closed looped system they thought was mandated in their city ordinance and questioned how this could be so?

From: Ron Ruthven [mailto:rruthven@colleyville.com]
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 1:27 PM
Subject: RE: Colleyville Gas Well Drilling Update for the Titan Site at 7504 Pleasant Run Road

“The Special Use Permit authorizing the gas well did not require flowback into a pipeline nor does it require a pipeline connection prior to drilling and fracking.  As such no amendment is needed to the emergency operations plan nor is there any amendment required to either the administrative or legislative permits authorizing the site.

Per the requirements of Chapter 3.1-145, Section C(2)c in the Colleyville Land Development Code:   “No person shall allow, cause or permit gases to be vented into the atmosphere or to be burned by open flame. No open flaring is permitted”

This section is very clear.  I have been assured by Titan that there will be absolutely no venting of gas and I will receiving a specific plan from them on how they intend to capture the flowback before commencement of fracking operations.  In terms of enforcement, the City’s gas well inspector and Fire Marshal will be on hand daily during flowback to enforce the terms of the ordinance.”

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I understand during flowback that the goal is to have it flow through the separator and capture the gas and send the water to the holding tanks.  If the separator is NOT connected to metered pipeline, then where does the gas go? Our City (of Arlington) Gas Well contact, James Parajon, told me that green completions are NOT in our ordinance because it is industry standard…bla bla bla…well then if they say they are doing green completions, then they shouldn’t mind us putting that in our ordinance!  No living, breathing thing should be downwind from a flowback operation venting to our airshed!!!
http://www.naturalgasairemissions.com/VOC-Emissions/Pages/information.aspx “After the fracking process is completed, frack fluids, which are comprised of more than 98% water and sand, are allowed to flow back to the surface for recovery. This flowback operation is often referred to as “cleaning up the well.” Flowback can last from a few hours to several days. During this time, natural gas which flows back with frack fluids may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as propane. Each state has state implementation plans (SIPs) that are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Rules promulgated under the SIPs ensure that minor and temporary sources of emissions, such as well completions, do not cause or contribute to violations of federal air quality standards.1

In addition, Chesapeake utilizes a voluntary procedure called reduced emissions completions, or “green completions,” to control or reduce VOC emissions. A reduced emission completion can eliminate most of the VOC emissions and recover valuable natural gas during flowback and well testing.2 Reduced emission completions are not, however, available for every well that is drilled and completed, as they require special equipment and the installation of a natural gas gathering line and sales meter prior to well flowback and testing.”

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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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