TENORM Fracking loopholes = Barnett Shale study …what about Seguin Highschool?


Our city web site says….

*What is a Closed-Loop Mud System?
“This is a process where all cuttings that are created by the drilling of the new hole will be transported by truck off location to an approved disposal system. The cuttings are normally distributed on top of the ground & turned in by a tandem or disk like equipment. All of the disposal sites have been approved & monitored by the Railroad Commission. Cuttings are particles of formation obtained from a well during drilling operations. They are brought to the surface by circulating mud-laden fluid.”


Please read this (abstract) on TENORM  or the full document here by two local scientists seeking to understand how radioactive the Barnett Shale is. Here is a document of the radiation results in the Marcellus Shale (in the northeast) of drilling related wastes. And here is a story where Ohio is facing radiation risks in running off of landfills.

The obvious risk to Seguin High School students and staff (and other AISD and MISD schools identified in this video) come to mind when I view that area on Google Earth.  TCEQ replied to me that indeed some nearby “field application” is acknowledged on the Google Earth photos below. In following up with the RRC, I learned that no reporting is needed if the owners of the land or lease allow the adjacent “land farming” which is usually drilling mud to be “returned/reapplied”…think how dry our summers get and how hard the southerly winds can blow particulates off of this possible “mud farming” site that Seguin Highschool is DOWNWIND to.

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Here are the AUTHORS’ BIOGRAPHIES from their document entitled….


ERNEST CROSBY was a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engin- eering with the University of Texas at Arlington for 28 years. He has 43 years consulting experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA).

ALISA RICH is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health where she teaches graduate level Toxicology and Human Health Risk Assessment.


RELATED>>>The blog following this one is about radioactive “socks” ….please see the Arlington video on the application of socks that filter frack sand.

There is also radioactive socks also called “rubbers” that filter frack water that have disposal issues with TENORM too.

There also is a link to another way that radiation from drilling gets TENORM into our environment/workers via scaleing on pipes and seals..read how this poor worker sandblasted for over 7 years without the benefit of proper inhalation protection equipment….sad sad sad!!@!!!!!



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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