From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Robert Cluck <email@example.com>; Robert Shepard <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Robert Rivera <email@example.com>; Lana Wolff <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sheri Capehart <email@example.com>; Kathryn Wilemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Charlie Parker <email@example.com>; Jimmy Bennett <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael Glaspie <email@example.com>;
Sent: Mon, September 3, 2012 6:09:42 PM
Subject: Please read for this Tues 9/4 vote on SUP/drilling zone Truman
It is within two miles of five (potentially six) approved drill sites if you count the second GM padsite & the UTA padsite which together has 41 gas wells with some that are now aging, and have lift compressors added.
The Boys & Girls Club (who recently lost a beloved volunteer in that recent hit & run by the Stadium) is less than 1/2 mile away.
It is 1/3 of a mile from Johnson Creek and the Clairemont Assisted Living Center who do not have the vechicle resources to evacuate if needed.
This drill site is adjacent to a carwash, an Autozone, hotels, & other businesses.
It violates our 600 foot setback with duplexes, several homes, a mobile home park, low income apartments, and a church.
One home is downwind for most of the year about 367 feet of the drill zone. The storage tanks will be dangerously close to businesses on Division.
Recall that I personally collected 500 signatures of opposition from stakeholders that live or work in the immediate area.
Recall also that during the Change dot org petition timeframe, that 9,408 potential visitors to the stadium did NOT support drilling at this location.
Subject: Pad site will emit 40.3 tons per year of Carbon Monoxide on padsite says Dr Blatt
“I have worked in this community for 30 years and I’m very cognizant of the respiratory disease issues that will be compounded by the addition of these emissions to the atmosphere,” Blatt wrote….
The “potential to emit” amounts of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other chemicals that may be released at the sites can vary, depending on the type of operations involved, according to legal advertisements posted by Chesapeake….Chesapeake confirmed the potential to discharge various amounts of these materials on an annual basis from their compressor operations: carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, methane, carbon dioxide equivalent, benzene and formaldehyde. There will also be various amounts of volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, acetaldehyde, acrolein, ethylbenzene, methanol, n-hexane, toluene, xylenes and nitrous oxide.
“In particular, carbon monoxide of 40.28 tons per year will be produced by this well pad. This is of grave concern because the exposure to respiratory disease and creation of the ozone layer are toxic to lung disease,”
If the CDC is worried about the oil and gas workers, then who is worrying about the residents nearby?
“There is little, existing information regarding occupational health risks for chemical and mineral exposures to workers in the extraction and production industry.
As part of the NIOSH Field Effort to Assess Chemical Exposure Risks to Oil and Gas Workers, NIOSH will partner with industry to better understand occupational exposures and possible health risks to workers by investigating the variety and magnitude of chemical exposure risks and routes of exposures that may be hazardous to workers. To determine the degree or absence of health risks, NIOSH researchers will conduct field-based exposure assessment studies to identify, characterize, and (if needed) control workplace chemical exposures. The goals of this NIOSH field effort are threefold:
- Understand workplace operations and identify processes, materials and activities where chemical exposures could occur;
- Characterize potential exposures to vapors, gases, dusts and particulates, elements (metals), and fumes; and
- Depending on research outcomes (and if needed), develop recommended safe work practices and/or exposure controls such as ventilation engineering, product substitution, modifications to work practices, and/or appropriate use of personal protective equipment.”