UPDATE http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060007896 is the link for the Dustin Bersing story.
Texas Sharon did a follow up post on the death/settlement of Dustin Bersing…when I looked up that music video I did of Dustin, I found this video above called “Flowback” U have 2 C if U live by fracking.
I have been asking Chesapeake and Arlington city officials to use these ventless, pressurized flowback tanks…they are obviously too expensive.
https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/home-rule-will-it-protect-my-family-from-the-truman-cowboy-stadium-chesapeake-drill-site/ excerp reads…
“Since the highest recording during flowback in Colleyville for Benzene was 85 parts per billion, that represents an exceedance over 9 times the ATSDR standard. The drilling permits the mayor signs off on is based on NOT being a public health hazard. Now that we have this information, I am counting on the other branches of local government (Cynthia Simmons) to step in and protect my family and order Chesapeake to NOT frack or flowback the Truman well at Collins & Division in early June 2012 as planned until they can flow back into negative pressure “closed” tanks (using scrubbers), or else prove that BTEX will not be in our airshed above the 14 day ATSDR for Benzene.
Our gas drilling ordinance does not specify that flowback go into CLOSED tanks. This is an oversight in our ordinance that creates a public health issue.
Arlington’s Gas Drilling Ordinance, Section 5.01 E
…2) at no time shall the well be allowed to flow or vent directly to the atmosphere without first directing the flow through separation equipment or into a portable tank.
I have asked for Cynthia’s help back on March 11th and have not heard back as to how we can get a health study item on the agenda since the three year Colorado air study showed alarming increased cancer risks to those living near drilling.”
The following March (2013) my husband was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes. Now he has a spot we are watching on his liver…..I feel like I did everything I could to stop this toxic exposure two blocks from my home. Our city officials wouldn’t provide flowback dates as requested….I didn’t move away…that was/is not an option….others like me are trapped here in Arlington Gasland Texas…I worry that biomarker for my teenager could be an early warning sign of an adrenal tumor….am I a bad mother?
pics of video in case it gets pulled…