Tanner, I’m following up on our conversation this morning. I am stunned but not surprized at you not being in the best of health while working on the fenceline to a compressor station.
I’m also copying you on an email from another business nearby as now I get why the ATMOS guy was there. Before I came to your store, I smelled regular-odorized gas.
You told me that sometimes the boards on the walls rattle from the vibrations…I suspect that Atmos, odorized, gas lines in the ground may have issues from (loose couplings?) the vibrations.
Your contact at DFW Midstream is a guy about your age named Dakota Lee. His cell is 214 415 7660.
Let me know if you cannot reach him at that number.
You can request him to come and talk with you because you are on their fenceline and have some questions.
1) what equipment is out there*? what fuel is used to power the compressors, what fuel powers the engines?
2) How often are their blowdowns and could he give you a calander?
3) What is their process for electrical power outtages to bleed out the gas on emergency shut downs?
The petroleum engineer (a paid shrill) is Larry Hulsey….this guy is hard to get to-they screen his calls really good.
The cities use him as an advisor. He is at 940 549 5261
* Two years ago, Dakota told me there was…
one 3 stage heat exchanger
two 2,500 horse powered electric compressors and
one 6,000 horse powered electric compressor
He said there was no need for any Vapor Recovery Systems because…
1) there was no fire box
2) no open top tanks
3) no brine/fracking fluids
He assured me that these were all closed loop systems that nothing hits the atmospehre. But if you look at the Google Earth map, you can see two storage tanks in the ne quadrant. Those tanks HAVE to be vented..they all do or they’ll explode.
But I am aware of two instances where Texas Comission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) came out two summers ago in August of 2011 when a DUMP VALVE got stuck open twice and was venting to the atmosphere. Two different TCEQ investigators went out and were sickened while taking air samples…one quit right after that and I believe the other one went to work for the industry.
The Toxic Vapor Analyzer registered off the charts, yet the air sample(s) came back no violations found (as ususal with the fox watching the hen house ie Gov Perry is pro industry)…the suma canister air sampler does not test for METHANE…hah!
You guys are also downwind to the XTO Pappy Elkins drill site south you and it had 4 emission events in 2011 that I am aware of…in listening to the Arlington 911 tapes of April 2011 storm, a resident complains about this not being the first time this drill site had an event and that the DWG staff is not responsive to their concerns.
So Tanner, don’t forget to call your doctor-tell his nurse that you are on the fenceline to a natural gas compressor station that has had a couple of emission events already, and that you suspect BTEX poisoning ie you may be exposed to raw, unodorized, unprocessed natural gas and other surrogate gases and any chemicals, glycols, methanols etc they may use for maintenance.
If your doctor is goofy like some of the others have been in being squirmish to implicate the industry, you can seek an alternative doctor who specifically looks for built up toxins the body could not metabolize on its own (ie if you smoke, drink do drugs eat GMO’s- bad diet, lack of sleep etc…).
To get better…
1) get away from pollution and bad diet (all organic)
2) if not possible, go see Dr Lewis Cone (he is from Plano but has office time in Arlingotn on Wednesdays). He is a nutritionist and I saw him for 9 months because of similar toxic exposures built up over a life time…I’m 50 yrs old and lived near refineries in Louisiana for 8 years. Living near General Motors in Arlington was bad enough, but when the shale drilling came in…dude I got arthritis and other issues-stomach issues too.
3) while at work use some kind of EPA approved air filtration machine
4) run away when the electricity has an outtage (rare)
Dr Cone is at 972 880 8541 and will be able to see what toxins you need help metabolizing first…it may be as simple as high dosing you on vitamin C or starting you off on small small amts of carbonized bamboo (charcoal)…charcoal is what they give people in hospitals that come in with poisoning or drug overdoses.
The charcoal will make any other meds U R on not work…so make sure you tell your regular doctor if you start seeing Dr Cone.
He charges $80 for the first visit and then sees patients on follow ups for 15 min visits at $40 a visit plus whatever suppliments to detox you.
My heart breaks for those having to be so near drilling and compressing activities….urban drilling was not fully thought out because they rushed in without health and environmental impact studies and this is why I do what I do.
Let me know if Dakota will meet with you and if you can somehow record the conversation so we get this on record…in Texas it is not illegal to record one person in a two person conversation IF the person recording is the other party to that two party conversation. As long as you do not make money on the conversation, you don’t need his permission to use it how you see fit.
Don’t let him think you are a tree hugger and don’t mention my name…kinda hint you are looking for a job in the industry to make him feel he can open up to you in honesty. I know I’m ruthless 😉
If your case helps shut down these urban industrial centers near people (we were here first!)…your involvement in helping will work in making others safer too.
Thanks Tanner for letting me ramble on here…I’ll pray for your health and hope you can see Dr Cone if your other doctor has been ineffective.
cell 817 564-2577
call often guy..I think I’ve adopted you
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