UPDATE Sept 2014
Thanks Vera for this newly released video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU3zuXG5P_s&feature=youtu.be#
update Jan 2014…now there is this erionite gravel dust that is said to not yet be regulated, yet can be more dangerous tha other regulated particulates. Yes and the drilling industry and other trucks is kicking it up in certain areas and risking an epidemic of latent lung disease.
update…Sierra Club wants people to turn in health effects and here is my related story to this topic…
The video is how the cloud looked as we helplessly drove into it at
Grapevine, TX 76051 around 8:15 pm on February 8, 2012. Harriet Rast and David Darding were also in the car with me. We were exposed to a white, sewery smelling cloud of something that immediately made my throat junk up and I had to keep clearing my throat for the next few days. I remember us all coughing. Harriet had to direct me into the proper lane cause I was confused and immediately disoriented. Even after we dropped David off in south Arlington, I still could not finish my sentences. The next day I felt achy-like I had the flu, and my heart felt like it was off beat for about three days. END UPDATE
Here is a video of a ground flare job with flying ash (moon dust), a letter about flying silica frack sand, and a possible solution to the silica problem…….
“He took air samples from workers and near wellheads, to test for contaminants, and found elevated levels of silica most places. In about one-third of the samples, he said, silica levels were more than 10 times recommendations.”
Eric, if you recall I wrote to you about my husbands dermatologist in Arlington who said business was booming with industry men with “probably the silica exposure causing their rashes”. I also sent you the video of what one site looks like just after a
(frack) flare job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKFd-eIBwyI&context=C3774db1ADOEgsToPDskIHNh3eqowF-m0WmJ5Xyc7H
From: Kim Feil <email@example.com>Date: May 4, 2012 11:59:45 AM CDTTo: Don Crowson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jim Self <email@example.com>, Collin Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jim Parajon <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, AskChesapeake@chk.com, email@example.comCc: Trey Yelverton <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Dr. Robert Cluck” <email@example.com>, Jay Doegey <Jay.Doegey@arlingtontx.gov>Bcc: Kim Feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: using chloride amended water for dust control
Don or Jim, who will I be following up with around the first of June in the AFD that will be seeing to it that silica frack dust isn’t flying around by the Cowboy Stadium/Truman drill site?Or do I have to call 911 if I see it happening?Collin told me that baseline air testing has already occurred with TCEQ and that Jessica from the Arl gas well dept (who used to be with TCEQ) will be actively monitoring this site too.Originally, the gas well inspection reports had comments that “due to safety protocol” that they were rescheduling inspections since the sites were “active”. One of the notes I kept read….Lake Arlington drill site June 20 2011 “no inspection due to new wells being placed into production-safety protocol”.I just want to know who my contact is so I am not bothering 911.
I also want to know who will be asking Chesapeake to use chloride amended water for dust control and what their response is. If they refuse to will the fire department step up and protect us?Begin forwarded message:From: “Esswein, Eric J. (CDC/NIOSH/OD)” <email@example.com>Date: May 4, 2012 11:23:40 AM CDTSubject: Re: NIOSH fracking silica issue hazard without doubt/remedy offered by citizenYes. We’ve developed numerous controls one of which is using chloride amended water for dust control Kim. Rgds -eje