Arlington TX leaders allow 3,288 lbs Explosive Carcinogenic Benzene Per DAY not including the GM plant !

July 2014 UPDATE There was a GM stamping plant explosion but luckily it was in Indiana but could be us next….

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.

Contaminant Authorization Limit Amount Released
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?


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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