Frac chemicals NON-discloure info / Letter from the coal seam gas land…their children have gushing nose bleeds too!

We are told coal and CSG is good for...
Geralyn McCarron 12:07am Aug 18
We are told coal and CSG is good for Queensland. Recently I went out to Tara, Miles, Wandoan and Acland and met a few people affected.
I met Jackson, age 3, with blood and mucus dripping steadily from his right nostril (that was a good day for him – on a bad day he is hospitalised). He constantly tells his mother his head hurts. I met little Noah, 17 months – he can’t tell his mum what he feels – he just holds his head in both hands and screams. I met children who were coughing, coughing, coughing.
I met Marion who has constant headaches, who wakes in the night with headaches.
I met Michael who moved to Tara from a remote sheep station with his wife and their two youngest children. Since then they have suffered rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, sinus problems, nose bleeds, headaches.
I met Brian. Three generations of his family live on their 5000 acre property. They are all ill. His infant grandchildren are constantly sick with rashes, headaches and one now has fits. He can light his water bore on fire (and has posted a video on you tube to prove it) but the government officials can find no flammable gas.
I met Celia who runs sheep and cattle on over 1000 acres. She doesn’t have gas wells yet but QGC are running the gas pipeline through her property. They promised they would be in and out in 12 weeks; that she would hardly notice them there. They promised when they were finished the grass would be as good as the grass on her lawn. She lost 128 sheep to dingo attacks when QGC took down her fences. QGC cleared a corridor of 20 metres of her land on both sides of the pipeline which they ran right through the middle of her property. 11 months later the giant elevated pipe is still not in the ground. It is impossible to farm, she cannot gain access to half her property, she cannot muster, and sheep run in and out under the pipeline. She has lost three crops already and QGC cannot tell her when they will be finished.
I met an air traffic controller who had retired to the bush in 2006 only to find in 2009 that Yang Coal opened a huge open cut mine 9km from their property. He cannot sleep. There are two times in the day when it is quiet- from 5:50 in the morning until a quarter past six, and the same in the evening during change of shift. The rest is constant noise from the crushing plant, the coal trains loading and going out 4 times per day, manual shunting, loaded trucks accelerating up the pit, travelling 9 km and going back, dozers, diggers, other machinery and once a week there is a blast that shakes the house. So far there have been 57 blasts. His wife who is a charge nurse at the local hospital is similarly sleep deprived.
And I met Aileen who was left penniless, homeless and in despair when New Hope coal resumed the dream brick home she had built 10 years ago on 17 acres of her daughter’s property at Acland. As she had not bought the land from her daughter she was given no compensation at all. Aileen had moved from a rural property to active semi-retirement. She had 300 Alpaca’s and at her house they had included a large room for her to weave the alpaca wool into garments for sale. The open cut mine got closer and closer until it was so dusty they had to wear masks working the farm. Then they had to wear them in the house. Aileen had headaches, nose bleeds and collapsed many times. The alpaca’s started miscarrying and had deformed babies. Two years ago she, her daughter and grandchildren were eventually forced out. Since then her two year old granddaughter whom Aileen had assumed was just a lazy little girl has lost her extreme lethargy.
And then there were the many farmers, graziers and croppers, stoical and reticent who have been under extreme stress trying to fend off the threat of coal and gas to their homes, lives and livelihoods for up to 5 years, sometimes more.
Tale after tale of distress and despair.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Kim Feil <> wrote:
The above link is the Environment Minister explaining what coal seam gas is that they are fracking for and tells them that a panel is to investigate why there are alarming counts of red markings, lesions on their fish?…hey but the jobs are happening.  This interview with other panel members later validates some of the claims made below in this heart breaking letter.
At least Queensland has banned adding BTEX chemicals to the fracking mixture, although they admit that BTEX is already naturally occurring.
This makes me concerned as to why the United States has only banned diesel in fracking fluids…so BTEX in our frac fluids is still legal here in the United States?  Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
I have visited to look at the Chesapeake additives in Arlington. For example last August, heavy aromatic naphtha was one of the ingredients at the AC360 2H well that is west of Hwy 360 and north of  E Pioneer. In this video, note that Mother’s Heart daycare is the adjacent property on the fence line at Patio Terrace.  I will putting this on my blog along with this letter for the world to see how Arlington likes to put drill sites on adjacent properties to day care centers.
When you visit Frac Focus, be sure to note that third party contractor’s additives are not mandated to be disclosed (loop hole for BTEX?).
The list of contributors include the drillers, but not the contracted companies like Schlumberger and Haliburton. It is “those” third party contractors that actually run the frac jobs that need to be reporting!
The last conversation retired Councilman Gene Patrick and I had, he admitted he himself was concerned for water contamination from fracking.
But for now Arlington residents are focusing on whats in the fracking flow back water that is getting in our air shed making people sick. Today’s OGAP press release is timely..
Begin forwarded message:
From: “Geralyn M
Date: March 12, 2012 7:25:23 AM CDT
To: Shale drilling and fracking <>
Subject: [Shale drilling and fracking] In the Australian bush throwing your hat on the…
Geralyn M
In the Australian bush throwing your hat on...
7:25am Mar 12
In the Australian bush throwing your hat on the ground is a symbol of being prepared for a fight. That is what happened today in Brisbane. Today the farmers came to town. I took the day off work and joined them at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for a food security forum organised by Lock the Gate. About a thousand people from all over Queensland were there- some had travelled for many hours to attend. Four young mothers from the bush talked to journalist Alan Jones (journalist) about their fight against coal and coal seam gas mining in their communities.
80% of Queensland is under exploration licences. 90% of the Darling Downs (the food bowl of Queensland) is under exploration licence. Farmers are being driven off the land. Prime agricultural land is being forcibly taken over for CSG mining. The mining companies are taking immense volume of water from the Great Artesian Basin (and pay not a cent for it). They promise jobs but whole towns are dying. The community of Alan Jones’s childhood is gone. The small businesses dependent on the farming community are forced out, the farm machinery shops, the grocery stores, the solicitors, the teachers to teach the farmers children. Instead men are shipped in and live in camps to work on the rigs.
The politicians from all the major parties don’t want to know and don’t want to listen. They keep offering platitudes about “regulations” but there are almost none and what there are aren’t enforced eg severe air pollution at residences close to a mine was known to the relevant department but they later told the farmer a breach wasn’t issued to the gas company because the farmer didn’t make an official complaint to them.
Everyone is being deliberately being kept in the dark. There is no central data base for gas wells in Queensland – there is nowhere for people to check what is being planned in their community and there is no response to complaints.
Anna Bligh, the premier has continued to ignore the multiple letters one young mother who spoke has written concerning her five sick children who keep waking up in the night with gushing nose bleeds. Her four year old has constant headaches so bad she feared he had a brain tumour. The family cannot move. They have no money. Their life savings is invested in their property. No one will buy it. 
At a previous forum a farmer was meant to speak but couldn’t. He was too emotional saying he was guilty of child abuse as he had encouraged his children to go into farming. His daughter was speaking today.
Baseline studies are not being done. At the Kerry Blockade on the Scenic Rim outside Brisbane 15 farmers were arrested in a vain attempt to ensure samples were taken. ASIO (Australian security and intelligence organisation) were at the Kerry Blockade taking the details of everyone there- even the people who delivered the sandwiches.
The politicians were invited to the forum. The state election is in two weeks. Neither Anna Bligh the premier, nor Campbell Newman who would like to be premier, nor Kate Jones the MP for the area replied to the invitations. If food security and water security in Australia is not an election issue then what is? And if ( as is quite likely ) they didn’t come because they were afraid that Alan Jones would be mean to them, then what expectation is there that they could stand up against the gas companies?
From: TXsharon

You are correct. But they use many extremely dangerous and lethal chemicals in frack fluid. Here is a source that is easily understood  And remember, they do not fully disclose what they are using so we don’t know…

Hydrotreated light distillate

Found in the fuel for the US Air Force’s U-2 Aircraft.

In acute cases can cause skin and eye irritation, headache and dizziness. Long term exposure can damage liver, kidneys or blood.

From a blog post written by Lisa Sumi who is a scientist:

Fourth, the oil and gas industry web site FracFocus states that “carrier fluids” like potentially toxic petroleum distillates may be used to deliver polyacrylamide downhole. According to theEnvironmental Working Group, petroleum distillates are likely to contain benzene, a known human carcinogen that is toxic in water at levels greater than five parts per billion. Petroleum-distillate-laced lip balm is not something you want to smear on your lips or find in your drinking water.

Sharon Wilson, Fracking Insurgent  
In North Texas on top of the Barnett Shale

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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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1 Response to Frac chemicals NON-discloure info / Letter from the coal seam gas land…their children have gushing nose bleeds too!

  1. Verda Fedoriw says:

    Nose bleeds can be caused by benign conditions such as too much heat or exposure to the sun and also it can be caused by more serious ilness like cancer…

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