July 2014 UPDATE There was a GM stamping plant explosion but luckily it was in Indiana but could be us next….https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/gm-chesapeake-gas-wells-tanks-prevailing-winds-attstadium-risk/
4/26/13..No wonder my husband starts chemo next week and my teenager has to redo a medical test he failed on a suspect risk for an adrenal brain tumor!!!!
I also see how MSNBC takes a related look at chemical plants that go “boom” and government “under”sight.
A recent Denton TX gas drilling site emission event (1,500 feet from Prespyterian Hospital) shows that those city leaders allowing us to be industrialized should be held accountable and crimminalized in poisoning us.
In addition, by voting to permit urban drilling, pipelines, and compressor stations near people, they have made our health and safety less secure in areas near the Cowboys Stadium, Rangers Stadium, and Six Flags. These gas factories are perfect terriorist targets if they are wanting to blow up industrialized sites near highly populated areas which also include neighborhoods, schools, churches, and businesses.
The Benzene emission amounts that are allowable in Arlington is limited by a state rule to 10 tons per year (tpy) per drill site. On top of that, the state failed miserably to limit emissions from any OTHER nearby industrial sites like General Motors because of an ownership rule.
General Motors doesn’t have to report the emissions from their two Chesapeake drill sites sitting on the GM property. Even though these two emission sources constitute “proximal concentrated emissions”, the 10 tpy Benzene limit doesn’t apply.
So our Entertainment District (Six Flags-Hurricane Harbor/Rangers Stadium/Cowboys Stadium), north Arlington residents, and the new Viridian project is subjected to unregulated cummulative, INVISIBLE, multiple emissions blowing in our airshed.
Here is the Arlington gas well padsite’s emissions math….we have 60 padsites that are allowed to emit up to 10 tpy of Benzene per site which equals 600 tpy times 2,000 (there are 2,000 lbs in a ton)= 1.2 million pounds per year (ppy) divided by 365 days in a year = 3,288 pounds per day (ppd) plus GM’s 3,600 ppd* of which 378 ppd** is Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).
Regarding the Denton accident, this TCEQ report underestimates the time and amounts of toxins released….as this started the night before as witnessed in the above video.
|Benzene||106.4||10.0 TONS/YR||59.61 lbs (est.)|
|Butanes||106.352(l) and 106.4||25.0 TONS/YR||11047.0 lbs (est.)|
|Pentanes||106.352(l) and 106.4||25.0 TONS/YR||6277.0 lbs (est.)|
|Propane||106.352(l) and 106.4||25.0 TONS/YR||12556.0 lbs (est.)|
|Xylene||106.4||10.0 TONS/YR||404.3 lbs (est.)|
*GM’s 2011 TCEQ Contaminant Summary is as follows….
Annual TPY Daily Ozone PPD
PM 2.5 3 tpy 22 ppd
PM 10 4 tpy 33 ppd
VOC’s 557 tpy 4,447 ppd
(of which 80.8 tpy is VOC-Unclassified)
CO 37 tpy 271 ppd
NOX 56 tpy 436 ppd
SO2 .24 tpy 2 ppd
total 657 tpy 5,211 ppd
total 657 tpy times 2,000 = 1.3 million ppy divided by 365 days = 3,600 ppd
**69 tpy HAPs times 2,000 = 138,000 ppy divided by 365 days = 378 ppd
Here is an article with stats about how the communities near the port of Houston are sick.…this will be Arlington’s legacy…like cancer alley near refineries…so too will we have the stigma of living in the “gas patch” of urban drilling. The big question is…will it equal urban killing?