TCEQ responded to my complaint I called in on November 23 2013. Their investigation #1145082 of the Woodland Estates West 12,14 & 16 H drill site also has four other investigative reports…1133201, 1134156, 1123979,& 1123976 of which if you click here you can see that a month earlier in October, 2013 that TCEQ caught the driller, Eagle Ridge, in a violation for not using an emission control device (thermal oxidizer). Click here for a picture/report showing how massive those emissions were.
TCEQ came out on Oct 16, 2013 and recorded emissions coming from this drill site that is dangerously close to the MISD Performing Art Center ….here is the video using a FLIR infrared camera to show the invisible hydrocarbons.
I was upset to learn that toxic flowback was sitting in those frack tanks the day my son was at the performing arts center all day and all night “and” they/we were all downwind…!
Mr. Delaughter (consultant for the driller, Eagleridge) stated that the temp differential caused the pond to appear to be releasing steam and stated “...180 to 200 degree water in the frac tanks resulted in the water tanks appearing to release steam”.
The TCEQ suma canister air test #01165 of a 30 min downwind sample TAKEN on 11/26/2013 THREE DAYS AFTER I CALLED IN THE COMPLAINT yielded only 31 ppbv of Ethane and .29 bbpv Benzene (background levels).
This unnatural proximity of the two high impact industrial gas mining and compression facilities dangerously close to the MISD Mansfield Performing Arts Center cannot be ignored and I have contacted AISD and MISD to complain.
This video I made was sent to the Mansfield Environmental Manager who responded that the suds on the north parking lot area “appear to be natural”*.
I took some pictures that cold morning of 11/23/13 when I dropped my son off in harms way. The fog was an eire sight and reminded me of the white fogs that waft off of the OPEN HATCH flowback tanks during flowback. A TCEQ rep once told me that they have to have open hatch VENTs on these tanks because those fluids are under pressure and can explode. So OPEN HATCH tanks do all the indirect venting instead of open pit frack ponds…think of them as mini frack pits/tanks exposed to the airshed…but legally.
The RRC investigator came out and said that once the temperature warmed up that the steaming from the ponds stopped….thank goodness. The RRC guy did say that Eagle Ridge was doing a workover using nitrogen to stimulate the well….so what toxic effulents (NORM & BTEX?) was brought to the surface and kept on steaming and venting from the OPEN HATCH flowback tanks even after the fresh water frack ponds stopped steaming?
We may never know.
Click here to view what may be coming off the storage tanks that is invisible to the naked eye.
From: Howard Redfearn <email@example.com>
To: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: video of suds n parking lot at MISD Performing Arts Center
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Subject: Fw: AISD student/staff abuse report #366 new video to add regarding MISD
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“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”
Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance
No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
From: Jerry Lobdill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2014 7:05 PM
Subject: [BarnettShale_GassedNGastly] Reducing Ozone pollution
ft of a gas drilling pad, and as a technical expert in oil and gas
drilling and production technology, I am appalled that the industry
has gotten away with technology that releases methane and other
naturally produced volatile compounds into the atmosphere and is
permitted to claim successfully that more protection is not needed.The state of the art includes ways to make these systems closed cycle
operations with no deliberate emissons. Public health safeguards
against these emissions are an imperative.
Public health and, indeed, the survival of life on this planet depend
on hard-nosed resistance to industry deception in this matter.
Demand closed cycle operation.