Buried Fuel Storage Tanks 2 B removed at Lake Arlington Water Treatment Plant


This picture reminds me of how stupid people buried fuel storage tanks and what can happen eventually to them…they fail…..they leak.

This is one of the City of Arlington’s agenda items that passed on the meeting of 8/6/2013 ….


“Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the removal and disposal of three (3) underground fuel storage tanks with Environmental Logistics Company, LLC in the estimated amount of $59,650.




This purchase is for the removal and disposal of three (3) 10,000 gallon underground fuel storage tanks located at the Pierce-Burch Water Treatment Plant, 1901 Lakewood Drive. Prior to the initiation of the site work, Environmental Logistics Company, LLC shall submit to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a written 30-day underground fuel storage tank construction notification, and alert the regional office 24 to 72 hours prior to removal of the fuel tanks. The purchase will include the complete removal and disposal of the fuel storage tanks, dispensers, components, and electrical modifications.”

Buried fuel tanks R jus Municipal Setting Designations just waiting to happen…why did the city even wait this long to remove the ones by the Lake Arlington WATER TREATMENT plant?

I spoke with a couple of city employees who said these R over 2o years old and R removing them cause they don’t use them and R tired of (daily) babysitting them for leaks. They daily pressure & volume test to ensure they are not leaking or that water is getting into them. He said that once they are decommissioned, the TCEQ requires they be removed after one year….most importantly, they both told me that they were NOT leaking…(yet).

We all agreed underground tanks near a water treatment plant in the first place is trouble waiting to happen …plans R in place to continue removing them. The others at the SW Green Oaks facilty/office location is sloted for removal in 2015 because of funding issues. Last year they removed the one on 1015 Main street.

I asked him if he knows anything about the alleged buried jet fuel tanks at or near the Viridian Project and he said he had not heard about that.

I told them they never bothered to remove the one by my home…hubby has cancer…go figure…I will not be able to know if any exposures he had was from living in the airshed of all our gas wells and the drill site two blocks near our home by the Cowboys Stadium, or if was being near the GM plant and their gaswells, or if it was the MSD of known Benzene contamination two inches into the soil 633 feet from my home. This Municipal Setting Designation by my home was approved by our City Council to be exempt from the clean up of an old filling station and their underground storage tanks that leaked. The TCEQ allows this even though federal funds exist for Brownsfield clean up.

I am thankful that finally they are working to remove a problem before it happens near our drinking water plant…if you click on this link of the map, you’ll see how close the padsite where they have been drilling for natural gas is to the plant.  We are now finding out about how vibrations from fracking and the truck traffic may be wrecking havoc underground….


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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