Overcoming Faith Drillsite Emission Event of 8/27/2013 VIOLATION FOUND

I just blogged about a murder/suicide near here and how the city just approved more homes to be built too close to this drill site.

In looking at the wind direction for that time frame (9:20 dispatch), it was coming from the southeast when they dispatched to that drill site. This home is to the northwest which makes them downwind.

Here is a cut and paste of the City of Arlington report to TCEQ…I’m glad they are now putting these on the internet-I’ve been asking for this because Open Records are very expensive sometimes…the city does need to put out on the internet the older reports too though. I was very delightfully surprised that they DID find a violation because this isn’t the drillers first oopsie in Arlington albeit the first one for Edge Resources in Arlington. This shows compelling evidence that the home was at some point exactly downwind to these emissions… and the fallout.


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Date reported

8/27/2013 to TCEQ/RRC:

On 8/27/2013 the Arlington Fire Department was dispatched to the Overcoming Faith Drill site as a result of a citizen complaint. According to the 911 dispatch the details of the complaint are as follows, “Gas Well Response, FD (Fire Department) is responding to 4700 Eden. Reference: hissing and loud popping noises coming from gas well site. Upon arrival, per the Fire Inspector Jay White, the Emergency Shut Down (ESD) devise was utilized. However, well 6H did not properly shut-in. The situation was brought under control with manual isolation of the wells. A site investigation is underway to identify the root cause of the incident.

Detailed Violation Description:

As a result of well 6H’s failure to shut-in properly after the activation of the ESD located on the Overcoming Faith Drill site, a notice of violation has been issued. Offense: failure to maintain automated valve that closes the well in in the event of an abnormal change in operating pressure. This is a violation of Ordinance No. 11-068, Article VII, Section A, line 13.

Additional Information:

Incident reported to the Rail Road Commission Engineer, Marshall Berryhill at 9:20am on 8/27/2013. Please contact Jessica Minley, Gas Well Specialist, for any follow up question regarding the above incident and/or violation issued.

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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