Video of uncovered sand on rail cars in Arlington TX – silicosis hazard ?

Dear Arlington leaders, I took the above video a couple of months ago.  I also saw trains carrying the same thing in Dallas a few weeks ago.
I asked the State Dept of Health (and county) to send a rep. to attend an upcoming workshop on this issue of rail and frack sand and was refused. I also asked our city if any one our reps would attend this conference and have not heard back yet. Below is a copy of the email string on that conference.
Please listen to this (NPR) audio report on frackings new chemical hazards for workers and then relate that to our Arlington residents & students who may have been exposed near thesepadsites that YOU approved.
How will you prevent future exposures?  I myself breathed that fracking mess as I drove by a padsite months ago and suffered health effects.  What are the odds that others have had to breathe in this fracking dust?
Obviously, it is risky to live in industrialized Arlington Texas….how will you make our gas drilling ordinance such that it reduces the risks of living or driving by any of the 55padsites?
What will you be able to do to control the emissions by the Cowboy Stadium when the Truman well is fracked?
What will you do to control frack sand flying off of trains passing through Arlington carrying silica dust?
Doing nothing is not an option…you took an oath to protect us!
—– Forwarded Message —-

From: kim feil <>
Sent: Wed, July 18, 2012 3:15:35 PM
Subject: Jim can a rep attend this conference to ask Q about safety of open rail frack silic sand dust going through our towns?

Both the state and county health department says they do not have the funds to attend this conference…how bout the city?

Kim Feil

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: Lou K. Brewer <>
To: kim feil <>
Sent: Wed, July 18, 2012 9:47:38 AM
Subject: RE: can a rep attend this conference to ask Q about safety of open rail frack silic sand dust going through our towns?

We do not have funds available for this conference. Have you contacted the City of Arlington Environmental Services unit?

Lou K. Brewer, RN, MPH

Health Director

Tarrant County Public Health


From: kim feil []
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:35 AM
To: Lou K. Brewer;; Mark P. Wilson; Ann Salyer-Caldwell; Santos Navarrette, Jr.; Santos Navarrette, Jr.
Subject: can a rep attend this conference to ask Q about safety of open rail frack silic sand dust going through our towns?

Any funds avail to send a local rep to this conference? I’ve seen open containers of what looks like sand on rail cars in Dallas and in Arlington at Bowen and Division. At Bowen, I saw a dust cloud too.

Kim Feil

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: “Mokry,Brenda (DSHS)” <>
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

Phone: 512-776-3606

Tollfree: 1-800-252-8059

From: kim feil []
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 silica 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.

Click Here to join the discussion on LinkedIn

Who Should Attend?

Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and other crude & NG Producers
Sand Producers & Suppliers
Big Rail & Short Line Rail Providers
Supply Chain Consultants
Logistics Companies
Trucking Companies
Barge Companies
Technology Providers
Sand Supply Developers
Rail Car Suppliers
Economic Development Representatives
Government Officials
Infrastructure Investors & Lenders


Kim Feil

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..”

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.


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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