Arlington Drinking Water at risk… Radiation increases – Drilling and Seaway Pipeline THREATS

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Blue balloon shows a recent produced water spill which is south of Richland Chambers Reservoir…note the white dots are all potential spills, leaks, or ground water migration threats from bad casings. FYI we pipe in water from Richland Chambers to replenish Lake Arlington-our drinking water reservoir.

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This is a snap shot from the Railroad Comission who manages the oil and gas industry in Texas…the black lines are the laterals for the horizontal gas wells that weave underground and below our Lake Arlington….our drinking water source……God help us.

Back on the City of Arlington’s 2001 Drinking Water Report we only reported one detectable radioactive effulent called Beta/Photon Emitters.

But in 2004, we added Gross Alpha Particles AND Radium 228.

Look at the photos of my recent blog of a produced water spill that could impact Richland Chambers Reservoir, which is where we pipe in our water into Lake Arlington.

Those pictures show the sheer volume of fracking holes that have gone through our water tables. This buildout looks like that whole area has been drilled out for quite some time now….I wonder how long it takes for a surface spill or a bad casing to get into our water supplies which are then piped into our drinking water source here in the Dallas Ft Worth area?

AND NOW the Seaway Pipeline started carrying a probably tarsands like oil through a repurposed pipeline. They reversed the flow’s direction. This TOO is a threat (spill?) to both the Cedarcreek (leak?) AND Richland Chambers Reservoirs (HELP!) that supply much of the DFW with their drinking water….a lone commentor for this Reuters story wrote in regards to when the nasty stuff arrives to be refined…

“Houston’s air has always been polluted as the oil companies release their hazardous waste into the air at 3am.

Now with the rush of greed, their lies a larger cloud smelling of oil 24 hours a day with more headaches for he children living here.

You smell oil and lead and many other cancer causing chemicals in the air as you drive around this poverty zone filled with police stations, bail bondmen, and kidney dialysis clinics on every corner. This place represents a waste land for anyone willing to come here and witness the destruction of humanity firsthand.

I welcome any environmentalist to witness this at least once in their lives on how not to run a city. All you need to do is smell the cancer causing smells and witness how large a headache you get.”

Here is a link to a 2012 map of pipeline projects.

I hope the crude actally makes it to it’s destination and doesn’t spill or leak/migrate into our drinking water….”hope” is such a helpless feeling kinda word isn’t it?

As far this commentor is concerned he speaks of innocent fenceline folks….he’s not even taking into account the downwinders like you and me…TCEQ posted today….“Thursday 11/14/13
Winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enoughfor PM2.5 to reach “Moderate” levels in parts of Southeast Texas, mainly near and downwind of LARGE INDUSTRIAL SOURCES and any wildfires….” 

Learn  more about why the Seaway Pipelines is sooooo bad for DFW drinkers here where they detail which water bodies they pass near or U N D E R!

As usual I’ll post the letter that I sent our water department….

— Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov” <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:07 PM
Subject: Saturday the Seaway Pipeline reversal started-not light crude anymore
Mr Pishkur, (the end of our drinkable water?) started last Saturday per a report from Reuters.

How is our water department gearing up to detect any problems that may come from leaks or spills from this pipeline?

A blog site
http://www.stopseawaypipeline.com/home/water-supplies-at-risk  details where this pipeline can affect water…
“According to the public map viewer on the Texas Railroad Commission site, the 30″ Seaway pipeline (T4#05161) takes the following route through Texas:

A) Crosses Red River into Grayson County
B) Crosses tributaries that feed Lake Lavon in Collin County
C) Passes East Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall County near Royce City
D) Travels west of Cedar Creek Reservoir in Kaufman County
E) Passes under the Trinity River at the Henderson-Navarro County line
F) Crosses under both segments of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Navarro Count. [According to Enterprise employees speaking at a community meeting in Corsicana, June 26, 2013, the segment under Richland Chambers will be shut down and rerouted along a new Seaway Loop right of way when the planned Seaway Loop is built in 2013-14; after that, the two Seaway pipelines will cross tributaries that feed Richland Chambers, but will no longer cross the lake itself.]
G) Crosses over the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer where it outcrops in Freestone and Leon Counties, and then along the Brazos River in Madison, Grimes, Waller, and Fort Bend Counties.
Lake Lavon is a major water source for Dallas. Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers are major sources for Fort Worth and the Tarrant Regional Water District.[1]
Sincerely,
Kim Feil
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Here is yet another letter for the world to see how hard I am working without pay-today I learn ismy husband’s cancer has returned…I don’t want other families to have to go through this and wonder how much urban drilling is risking their health and water supplies.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov” <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; “darryl.westbrook@arlingtongov.net” <darryl.westbrook@arlingtongov.net>; “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; “buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov” <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: “eyesondrilling@EPA.gov” <eyesondrilling@EPA.gov>; “water@arlingtontx.gov” <water@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov” <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; “jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov” <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; “lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; “sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov” <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; “kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov” <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:18 AM
Subject: How can u respond to this request to assist the EPA in what they missed?
Dear Dr Simmons, Dr. Cluck, and Water Director Pishkur,
On the EPA’s last round of hydraulic fracturing regulations, they forgot to mandate CLOSED HATCH (urban) flowback tanks to catch the hydrocarbons wafting in the topflow stage of flowback.
The EPA also is NOT  addressing air quality concerns in their ongoing and never ending? study.
We need all leaders on deck to make the case that the fallout from topflow hydrocarbons from OPEN HATCH flowback tanks are the same thing as open pits really.
Also longterm and chronic (invisible) venting from all the storage tanks even in dry gas areas can get into surface water sources as run off too…
Air pollution eventually=water pollution….never mind that our local gas well ordinances were not written to be protective of public health. 
Arlington and the whole DFW has a big risk in allowing laterals under our drinking water sources such as Lake Arlington. Note the pics here…
Please Dr Simmons and Dr Cluck and Mr. Pishkur meet on these topics and report back to me so I can post your efforts to assist these public health concerns on my Arlington Shale website….
Thank You
Kim Feil

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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