From: Kim Feil <email@example.com>Date: March 2, 2012 11:16:56 AM CSTTo: Michael Gange <Michael.Gange@fortworthgov.org>Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan Schrock <email@example.com>, Ian Urbina <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, District2 <District2@fortworthgov.org>, District5 <District5@fortworthgov.org>, District8 <District8@fortworthgov.org>, District7 <District7@fortworthgov.org>, District6 <District6@fortworthgov.org>, District9 <District9@fortworthgov.org>, District4 <District4@fortworthgov.org>, District3 <District3@fortworthgov.org>, District2 <District1@fortworthgov.org>, “Dr. Robert Cluck” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Rivera <email@example.com>, Robert Shepard <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jimmy Bennett <email@example.com>, Lana Wolff <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sheri Capeharts <email@example.com>, “Kathryn.Wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “www.ArlingtonVoice.com LLC” <email@example.com>Subject: HDPE not BTEX safe…Q’s that need answers before drilling fluids R piped to Injection Wells OR to a evaporation StationThis link http://www.borealisgroup.com/pdf/chemical-resistance/chemical-resistance-hdpe-ld.pdf lists the safety guidelines for chemicals and gasses to be transported via plastic piping.Mr. Gange, thank you for responding to the type of piping that is currently carrying produced fluids from 7 drill sites to the Brentwood Compressor Station for vaporization. Based on the above link, HDPE (high density poly ethylene) is not recommended for BTEX effluents. Because I was made aware of the German Cancer Cluster video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGtqn1eUDRI&feature=player_embedded, I am asking for more time before council votes to produce evidence that HDPE is adequate for drilling waste movement.1) Can we excavate a sample of pipe going to the Brentwood Compressor station and see how the produced water laced with hydrocarbons fared as far as piping integrity goes?2) Can soil samples also be taken near the pipe during the excavation?
These are questions that need to be answered for public health concerns before any decisions can be made whether the produced water is piped to an injection site OR to an vaporation station.Please respond.On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:13 AM, Kim Feil wrote:
Jeff, if U R still at 916 806 0586, I would like for Mr Gange to call you to speak about the scrubbers you and I spoke about nearly two years ago in relation to your invention for the Evras evaporation units.Chesapeake has a pilot site at the Brentwood Compression Station in Ft Worth TX using your units which allow the heat from the compressor stations to economically use heat energy to evaporate liquid drilling wastes.Council will be deciding to lift an injection well moratorium. There is sound science pointing to man made injection well seismic events.Ft Worth leadership has the appearance of advocating the quick and inexpensive fix (“Quick”silver) of allowing inner city injection wells.I believe the investment in your Evras units would be prudent when you compare the huge costs and risks associated with inner city earth quakes.I asked the city to buy more of your units IF they would employ the scrubbers we spoke about which involve having the thermal reactor air strippers remove hydrocarbons and the blenders treating the air before it reaches the humid air outlit. You mentioned to me that your scrubbers are used in California because the state mandates them, but that Texas wasn’t using them.In the attached, Mr Gange answers some questions that I have been asking ever since we spoke, and now I have more questions for you and or Mr Gange about the existing Evras units in Ft Worth as to….1)Please detail how the water pretreatment is accomplished?2)What are the effluents captured?3)How is the residue is disposed?I am very concerned about inner city injection wells….especially if we do get one big enough to disrupt normal water evacuations from the numerous drill sites if roads become damaged and trucks cannot evacuate the produced water storage tanks. An inner city quake could also damage underground (gas or produced water) piping which could start leaking underground or above ground into neighborhoods.Begin forwarded message:From: “Fort Worth Open Records Center” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: March 2, 2012 9:11:08 AM CSTSubject: Online FOIA Service Request Updated :: W014714-021012
March 2, 2012
RE: Public Information Request W014714
Dear Kim Feil,
This letter responds to your request for information to the City of Fort Worth, dated and received in our office on 02-10-12.
Information Requested: Regarding the Brentwood Compressor Station. Please verify.. 1) what is the piping material made up of that is bringing the produced water to be evaporated? High Density Polyethylene. Commonly Known as HDPE.
2) Are all 30 padsites connected yet…how many? 7 sites are connected.
3) Are the Evras scrubbers being used? Scrubbers are not part of the Evras design.
4) How many of the Evras units were online when ERG did the F Worth air test? The Intevras evaporation units were not fully functional during ERG’s field work. They did run some on the day ERG was at the site. The Intervas units are equipped with a pre-treatment system that treats the water before the water enters the actual evaporation unit. I am not aware any “scrubber” units on the evaporation units. The treatment occurs on the water before the evaporation process.