UPDATE……. I asked if the DSHS would attend this conference—– Forwarded Message —-
From: “Mokry,Brenda (DSHS)” <Brenda.Mokry@dshs.state.tx.us>
To: kim feil
Sent: Tue, July 3, 2012 8:55:46 AM
Subject: RE: Brenda can a rep attend this conference to ask Q about safety of open rail frack silic sand dust going through our towns?
I’m sorry but we don’t have funds for this conference.
Brenda J. Mokry
Environmental Epidemiology & Disease Registries Section
Texas Department of State Health Services
From: kim feil [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:52 AM
To: Mokry,Brenda (DSHS)
Subject: Brenda can a rep attend this conference to ask Q about safety of open rail frack silic sand dust going through our towns?
September 27-28, 2012
This conference is response to the sudden challenge being faced by U.S. petroleum and natural gas exploration companies who are using emerging fracing techniques throughout North America. The sudden increase in demand for silica sand has resulted in the supply constraints and logistics problems. Truck and rail are being used and the volume has put an enormous strain on the supply of tank cars and available tank trucks. This conference is organized to help bring together the sand suppliers, exploration companies, rig operators, crude producers, the rail companies, truckers, barges, and those who provide technology solutions to help develop a more efficient supply chain.
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Who Should Attend?
Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and other crude & NG Producers
Sand Producers & Suppliers
Big Rail & Short Line Rail Providers
Supply Chain Consultants
Sand Supply Developers
Rail Car Suppliers
Economic Development Representatives
Infrastructure Investors & Lenders
From: “Prosperie,Susan (DSHS)” <Susan.Prosperie@dshs.state.tx.us>Date: May 29, 2012 2:20:18 PM CDTTo: “‘email@example.com'” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Cc: “Mokry,Brenda (DSHS)” <Brenda.Mokry@dshs.state.tx.us>, “Ellerbee,Tom (DSHS)” <Tom.Ellerbee@dshs.state.tx.us>Subject: FW: Brenda, follow up on request for Barnett shale health study – other areas are undertaking this study even as money is being pulled awayMs. Feil:Concerns from people such as yourself who live in close proximity to drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and flowback have been brought to the attention of public health agencies both at the state and federal levels. Recently we participated in a workshop sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the National Centers for Environmental Health (CDC ATSDR/NCEH) and George Washington University on Public Health and the Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing/Natural Gas development. Additionally, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) just held a workshop in Washington on the Health Impact Assessments of New Energy Sources: Shale Gas Extraction at which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) participated.While we will continue to monitor the recommendations put forth by the CDC, we do not have current plans or resources to conduct a health study in the Barnett Shale. In 2010 we tested people living in and near DISH, Texas, a town over the Barnett Shale, to assess if community-wide exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was occurring. We collected blood, urine, and tap water samples from 28 voluntary participants and had the samples tested for volatile organic compounds (including benzene) by the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) laboratory. Though only a ‘snapshot’ in time, at least for the chemicals we tested the results were not consistent with community-wide exposures.It is the efforts of people such as yourself that has brought this issue to the attention of public health agencies. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association briefly describes some of the issues and viewpoints related to hydraulic fracturing and states that the “…US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to investigate potential harms, although Christopher J. Portier, PhD, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, has called for such study in published news reports.”I encourage you to continue reporting your concerns to the TCEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), especially the issue you raised about benzene and other chemicals being released into the air during the process of connecting wells to separators and pipelines.• The TCEQ can be contacted toll-free at 1-888-777-3186, you can use TCEQ’s online form to report air issues, or you can e-mail TCEQ at email@example.com. They respond to complaints about odors and emissions from oil and natural gas activities in the Barnett Shale that are currently occurring and constitute an imminent threat to public health and safety.• The EPA can be contacted toll free at 1-877-919-4372 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSincerely,Susan L. Prosperie, MS, RS, ManagerExposure Assessment, Surveillance, Toxicology, and Fluoridation Group MC1964Texas Department of State Health ServicesPO BOX 149347Austin, Texas 78714-9347Telephone: 512.776.6704Fax: 512.458.7222Blackberry: 512.289.5618From: Kim Feil [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 10:57 AM
To: Mokry,Brenda (DSHS)
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; AskChesapeake@chk.com; email@example.com
Subject: Brenda, follow up on request for Barnett shale health study – other areas are undertaking this study even as money is being pulled away
Importance: HighThere is a running list (over 200) and growing* of health effects claimed from close proximity to drilling/fracking on this link….. http://www.damascuscitizensforsustainability.org/2012/05/list-of-the-harmed/The Colorado air study shows those living within 1/2 mile have a greater risk especially during well completion (2/3 times the hydrocarbons).I live within 1/2 mile of three wells that are about to be fracked and flowed back near the Cowboy Stadium and I am terrified for my family’s exposure. WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!I feel that my two years of full time, hard work and even running for City Council have not made a difference in how to make us safer near drilling….I cannot get my city health officer to return my calls or emails.Chesapeake has been unresponsive to my attempts at contacting them.The RRC and TCEQ allows this open venting of flowback, and so we turn to the DSHS for them to do their jobs…our tax money demands you prove we are safe.I am demanding that the drillers flowback into closed containers with scrubbers.If they canNOT $$ afford to flowback safely near people, they should not be in our airshed!Our greatest risk is the time that they flowback a well until the time they connect it to the separators/pipeline.It is unacceptable to allow BTEX and fracking chemicals to be volatilizing in my family’s airshed.The recent Colleyville air studies proved that there are 6-9 times the benzene from the ATSDR MLR (2 week) standard of 9 ppb during flowback. Our dry gas HAS BTEX.Here is a video on this link from my blog that I took of two people I interviewed during an end war protest claiming health effects from drilling… I also met a lady in her 50’s having extreme nosebleeds at UTA near drilling.
Petition for Safer Urban Drilling
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- Sugarcoating THIS as planned flaring….
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I live at ground zero for urban drilling.
We have about 60 padsites in our 99 sq mile town here in Arlington TX.
Our state and local governement will not enforce these two laws....
1) TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”
2. Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance
No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation, or property.
We had a drill spill in Lake Arlington, our drinking source, a couple of years ago. We also have about 100 drilling laterals under our lake that are at migration risk for seismic events and or cement failures.
We have had maybe a dozen gas release emission events over the last few years that I am aware of.
The following are the items lacking in our URBAN oil and gas drilling ordinance….................
1. Use electric rigs & and use nondiesel compressors and fracking and lift compressors and compressor stations (but do not use field DIRTY GAS). Blowdowns of compressors whose excess goes to the storage tanks should have Vapor Recovery Systems rather than venting.
2. Video tape ALL cement casing pours when it comes back up to the top through the annulus so that there is proof of an even pour and ensure all wells have electric bond log tests.
3. All drilling mud farming (private & commercial) and brine “road spraying” should routinely test soil and shallow ground water for toxins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTtI94GGd8&feature=player_embedded Brine spraying
4. We need the industry to invent technology to keep the toxic, silica dust on the padsite-those pathetic pillow case looking socks aren’t getting the job done. Ban the use of Hydroflouric Acid.
5. Mandate ventless, emission free flowback tanks by using pressurized flowback tanks instead of open hatch frack tanks....
6. Global Warming isn't waiting 2.5 years for the EPA mandated Green Completions equipment.... no venting ...wait for the pipeline. Ensure condensers are used on glycol units.
7. The pipeline should be in place FIRST before fracturing so that flowback doesn’t sit in the ground for months festering bacterial sulfide growth to sour and damage the well and sicken people.....
8. The setback away from people should be substantial. Rural method drilling is not acceptable in urban areas. An environmental tester who has a Phd said that the health effects are being seen downwind from about 1,800 – 2,500 feet. Local and state gov. need to test for methane leaks with FLIR cameras.
9. Have zero tolerance for underinspected, or faked Waste Disposal Injection Well casing pressure tests. Don't risk eventual migration of toxic fluids into our drinking supplies.....
10. State entities overseeing oil and gas should regulate how close old wells are to new wells....
Lets elect officials that will ensure a protective Oil & Gas Drilling oversight. This is in our “collective” power so we must all become active to be proactive because reactive measures are too costly.
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- avner vengosh
- baker hughes
- Barnett Shale
- Barnett Shale Air Quality Results
- Bioremediation with frack on crack-who'daTHUNK it?
- bottled water
- burkitt leukemia
- Children's Risks to Permanent Brain Damage in Urban Drilling
- city council
- Co-Existing Near Frack Wells
- Dale Henry
- Dead Animals Near Fracking
- deep direct use
- Dept Of Energy
- DFW Plume
- don jakeway
- drilling mud
- Drilling Rig Fires
- enchanted lakes estates
- endocrine disruption
- First Failed Fracking EPA Report
- Flaring pics that are normal
- flooded drill sites
- frack on crack
- ft worth
- Gulf of Mexico Mishaps
- HDPE issues with leaching Benzene
- Health Homeostasis
- Herbicide Use at Padsites
- impact investing
- Incestuous Job Hopping
- injection wells
- jay doegey
- joe barton
- justin Eaklor
- lake arlington
- lake chalres
- lake charles
- land farming
- Living Where You Poop the Arlington Commmons
- maria carbajal
- Methyl Mercaptan
- michael mcCullough
- Microbes & Bacteria Growing Resistance to Antibiotics & Chlorine
- Midstream Pipeline Compressor Station Ownership Changes
- MOF Metal Organic Framework
- money grab
- NCTCOG North Central Texas Council of Governments
- no public review
- nueces electric
- Particulate Matter
- Pics of Arlington Pad Sites
- Pipeline Committments
- Plumbing Issues in the Shale
- Pregnancy Near Fracking
- progressive supranuclear palsy
- radioactive piping
- Reverse Setback D.R. Horton
- richard rainwater
- Rolling Hills and The Arlington Commons
- rule 36
- Russian Meddling Funding Fractivism Claims
- shut off valve
- statewide rule 36
- storage tank lack of rules
- Strategic Aerial Injection (SAI)
- super capacitator
- Taylor ishee
- TCEQ violators
- The Arlington Experience by City Water Director of Utilities
- tony rutigliano
- TX Oil & Gas Regulators
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