Arlington’s First Responders Have Inadequate Air Testing Equipment for Drill Sites   the bottom of page A-24 states “Note that the information from devices such as lower explosive limit (LEL) detectors, chlorine residual measurements, and total organic carbon measurements do not qualify as adequate monitoring or control technology;….”

I have contacted Industrial Safety Supply Corporation to see what equipment we should be spending money on in knowing what BTEX and other gas drilling effluents are present when our police and firemen go to these drill sites. I told them they use the QRAE device and per Mr. Michael de Diego, of Industrial Safety Supply Corporation, and I quote him from an email…“The only way to do this correctly is with a PID unit.” So last night I spoke at our Arlington City council meeting and said …….

“In today’s early session agenda items, Neighborhood Improvements Using PIDs does not mean detecting hazardous toxins in neighborhood’s using a Photo Ionization Detector, but rather the acronym PID stands for Public Improvement District, and today’s discussion related to the assistance in replacing a falling masonry wall. Clap, clap, clap…bravo….you can “see” that the wall needs help, but you cannot see or fix BTEX or other “nonexplosive” conditions at these drill sites that “do” pose a threat to the public. Toxic air pollution at drill sites can fall into three categories …
1)Pre-production high doses, (that Arlington gas well inspectors do not visit during these active site times because of safety protocols)
2)Post-production, chronic low doses that per the TCEQ Inventory, I figure averages about 2 tons per year per site not including compressor stations  and “if” properly functioning.
3)Ill maintained or malfunctioned equipment or infrastructure.
If any of these sources are “not” registering on the QRAE machines that our firemen use, then per one QRAE distributor, Mr. Michael de Diego, of Industrial Safety Supply Corporation, and I quote from an email “The only way to do this correctly is with a PID unit.”

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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