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 fracfocus.com 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g95LTLjVhMYWhen 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..http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/arlington_residents_challenge_chesapeake_energy_to_prove_they_are_releasingBegin forwarded message:From: “Geralyn MDate: March 12, 2012 7:25:23 AM CDTTo: Shale drilling and fracking <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: [Shale drilling and fracking] In the Australian bush throwing your hat on the…Reply-To: Reply to Comment <email@example.com>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 http://www.propublica.org/special/what-the-frack-is-in-that-water And remember, they do not fully disclose what they are using so we don’t know…
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.
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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