Deny UNRESPONSIVE Cynthia Simmons M.D., as Emergency Physcians’ Advisory Board Medical Director

UPDATE 10/14/18

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From: kim feil <>
To: Jeff Williams <>; Roxanne Thalman <>; Victoria Myers <>; Robert Shepard <>; Kathryn Wilemon <>; Lana Wolff <>; Michael Glaspie <>; Sheri Capehart <>; Helen Moise <>
Cc: Trey Yelverton <>; Cynthia Simmons <>; Cynthia Simmons <>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 6:16 PM
Subject: Deny 8.18 consent agenda as Dr Simmons has not been responsive
Over the years I’ve asked for Dr Cynthia Simmons to become educated and involved on the risks of urban drilling to the general public as well as our firemen and our city gas well inspectors…
She has been totally silent on the subject and does not have my support as a responsible physician.
8.18. Contract for Emergency Physicians’ Advisory Board Medical Director and Adoption of the Emergency Physicians’ Advisory Board Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget a. A resolution authorizing the execution of a First Contract Renewal and Modification with Questcare Medical Services, P.A., a Texas professional association doing business as Questcare Partners, relative to medical director services in the amount of $85,300; providing fitness for duty and accomodation options in an amount not to exceed $24,000; and appointing Cynthia Simmons, M.D., as the Emergency Physcians’ Advisory Board Medical Director, effective as of October 1, 2018. b. A resolution approving and adopting the operating budget retroactively in the amount of $89,700 for the Emergency Physicians’ Advisory Board for Fiscal Year 2019. Staff Report – EPAB Med Dir Contract and EPAB Budget FY 19.docx Modification-First Renewal-Medical Director contractfinal 2018.doc Med Dir Exhibit A.docx Resolution – Medical Director Contract.pdf Resolution – EPAB budget.pdf


UPDATE Sept 30 2014

Request of Dr Cynthia Simmons to host Urban Drilling Health Concerns Forum

More Benzene found in Barnett Shale near children

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Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:07 PM
Subject: more Benzene found in Barnett Shale near children-Cynthia please host community forum on Urban Drilling health risks
Dr Simmons, on this link is some air monitoring and FLIR testing results for Denton, Dish, Mansfield, & Ft Worth.  Too bad they didn’t come to Mother’s Heart Daycare at Arkansas & 360 and the Rocking Horse Daycare to test.  Here is the citizen video of how close the storage tanks near the Arlington airport (mix of toxins) are to the Rocking Horse  daycare.
The UT Arlington air monitor has also uncovered some Benzene….you can bet when the winds die down or blow directly from the storage tanks to the air monitor, that Benzene is ever present near the UTA student body and the neighborhood.
Recently, the UTA air monitor showed we had two Benzene spikes… on 8/3/14 at 4 am it was 3.25 ppb. At 5 am it was 1.61 ppb.
Now when it gets cold, Benzene likes to linger.
I have been hearing of pneumonia cases downwind of the DWG compressor station and near Lake Arlington (with relapses too)
I bet if I interviewed people north of the Arlington Compressor Station that I’d find more nose-bleeders than the little girl on Spitfire Lane and (the little boy across the street too)…I bet I’d also find that folks are having higher rates of pneumonia as well.
Will you host an open house medical community forum Dr Simmons? If it isn’t too much to ask please mail out post cards to every stakeholder within a mile of each drill site in Arlington, that way 80%? of the community will be invited.
end update

Request of Dr Cynthia Simmons to order DFW Midstream air test for Arlington Compressor Station

update…today is Augst 26, 2013 and I’m still batting zero in getting any response from our city officals of the need for air testing for our urban drilling experiment that risks the public’s health and property values…

Dr Simmons is SUPPOSED to be Arlington’s Public Health Authority, but avoids contact and follow up.

I’ll never forget the testamony of a resident on across from the Arlington Compressor Station a few years ago how her and her grandbaby were back and forth to the ER. She spoke of how her grandbaby’s bedroom smelled like fumes sometimes and then how the baby started getting nose bleeds more frequently-when I followed up with her she was having them three times a day and how she was moving away.

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From: kim feil
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Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:33 AM
Subject: prelim health report on air emissions near gas processing
Cynthia, please ask DFW Midstream to hire a third party to test the air (BTEX & Formaldehyde) in the neighborhood north of Compressor Station #1 in southwest Arlington, thanks.
On this article  entitled,Pennsylvania Fracking Study Preliminary Results Released, 
I commented that “TCEQ took a 30 min suma canister air sample downwind from the Arlington TX compressor Station (near Cheer Texas and a densely populated neighborhood) and found 2.3 ppb Benzene last March on ACL# 1203037. That exceeds the longterm Effect Screening Level of 1.41 parts per billion…but hey the state doesn’t care until you go decades of continuous ESL exceedances past 1.41 longterm and you have to hit 180 ppb for short term-8 hour exposures..and they surely don’t have any parts per trillion endocrine disruption concerns do they?”

I’ve requested time after time of Arlington officials to address the public health risk of being near drilling during the intense, active phases of well site activity and get ZERO response. Once I actually spoke live to our Public Health Authority official, Dr Simmons, and taped the failed conversation…

Here is an Ohio doctor who is being proactive to warn people to remove themselves from harms way …this advice was also given to me by an industry executive too.

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From: kim feil 
Sent: Sat, January 26, 2013 9:53:15 AM
Subject: A SMART & CARING DOCTOR Cluck and Cynthia Simmons needs to emmulate regarding public health and drilling

 So I’ll blog about this article and feature our head in sand Arlington leadership.
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Here is a cut and paste of a story of a responsible physican…
“A SMART AND CARING DOCTOR!!!Ohio loves its Utica shale for jobs, economic growth and energy, but Dr. Deborah Cowden sees a darker side.Cowden is a family practice doctor who is convinced that air emissions from that drilling, especially the new large wells being fractured, or fracked, pose a big threat to site neighbors in Ohio.She shares her concerns up to four times a month at grass-root meetings across eastern Ohio. She will speak in Portage County at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at King of Glory Church on state Route 303 in Streetsboro.Cowden’s advice to Ohioans: If there is drilling within a half-mile of your house, get out and stay out as much as possible during the drilling process.Youngsters should be kept away as much as possible to minimize exposure to as many as 78 toxic chemicals in the air, says Cowden, who lives in Loudonville in Ashland County and works for the Knox County Health Department.”
I commented on this article …”The part about the EPA making emission controls to capture 95% does not help on the piece they missed regarding the initial stages of flowback. The industry standard is to use rural method, OPEN HATCH flowback tanks. The urban standard yet to be adopted by Arlington drillers should be to use pressurized, ventless flowback tanks. Shame on Arlington officials to NOT enforce Best Available Emission Control Technolgoies by my family….and shame on them and Chesapeake for not giving me as requested dates for when they flowback the wells so my family would have had an opportunity to leave the area…I made these two videos showing how I was withheld this information”….

On another “issue”…

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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2 Responses to Deny UNRESPONSIVE Cynthia Simmons M.D., as Emergency Physcians’ Advisory Board Medical Director

  1. Keep yelling from the rooftops, Kim! You have been right all along!

  2. Comment came in today, 1/27/2013 as “We have a gas well literally in our backyard. I have ADD and have noticed that over the past year my brain is not functioning properly. I have confusion and my concentration is absolutely horrible. I have had more headaches this past year than I have ever had in my entire life. Nosebleeds as well. I thought it was just me depressedMy husband has become really lethargic and depressed. He used to work out every day and now he can barely find the energy to stay up until 8:30 pm. He complains of headaches as well. We both just feel awful all the time. Our kids suffer from headaches as well. I have put off researching gas well effects for fear that this is what I would find. I read an article years ago about a man in Colorado who became deathly ill. The article went on to say that there is really absolutely NOTHING we can do. We have no rights. Its sad. They are killing us!”

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