NCTCOG to study frackswarms / injection well disposal trucks MIA risk

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update here is  video of a truck spilling its load on our Ft Worth road…health effects too…
…end update…
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has already studied the transportation aspect of Barnett Shale drilling and now has a contract to study how injection wells relate to seismic activity. Turns out this contract is costing (us taxpayers?) about $20,000 to $30,000. And while Mr Anthony admitted the COG has some catching up to do in learning about the oil and gas business and ‘which types’ of ‘what kinda’ wells do ‘what’ etc…I offered to critique or volunteer any info I have garnered over the years studying this whole fracking wad…but of course there was the crickets sound after my offer….
Below are some emails regarding the risk that the truck drivers destined for injection disposal wells may go unnoticed if they spill a load intentionally or not (illegally dump it)…and here is a quote from the RRC And no we don’t have a report to cover how much is in transit to a disposal site.”
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “danthony@nctcog.org” <danthony@nctcog.org>
Cc: “laura.vargas@rrc.state.tx.us” <laura.vargas@rrc.state.tx.us>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: injection well fluids n transit to injection wells need verifying
Mr Anthony, we spoke this morning about the salt water injection well study (albeit the study relates to seismic activity) that North Central Texas Council of Governments is undertaking for a 2014-2015 contract. Since ya’ll are looking at injection wells, I wanted “someone in charge” to be aware that we probably do not have any checks and balances to know if the truck drivers actually make it to their destinations to inject the drilling waste waters.  In Pennsylvania we’ve heard reports of illegal dumping (they don’t have injection wells).
In speaking with Yvette Vaughn of the TCEQ, she said that depending on the drilling company, that some make their drivers sign a log or they allow the drivers to keep the log. The logs can be requested for TCEQ review if the need arises. There is no auditing (that I am aware of) however that what the drivers say they were carrying make it to the injection well sites.
She also said that the injection well companies have to report how much produced water they take in (from load tickets), and that they would “miss” a delivery cause its money to them…but again how does one know if illegal dumping has occurred in the event a truck doesn’t show up and the injection well company overlooks a delivery that never arrived?
 
Below is Railroad Commission response that shows no oversight to waste enroute info.
In speaking with the EPA, the NSPS 0000 rules only pertain to storage tanks verses “how much leaves the tanks and IF it makes it to its destination” which is what we need to monitor for water safety in north central Texas.
Thanks for responding if the NCTCOG can help to form checks and balances so that illegal dumping goes unnoticed from the produced water storage tanks at the thousands of drill sites in our area.
As our water sources continue to dwindle, we must guard our precious resources from contamination of illegal drilling waste dumping.
Maybe the injection well companies will work with the NCTCOG to confirm that they have a system to identify loads that never make it to their injection well site?
Attached (pic above) is a photo I got off Texas Sharon’s blog which begs the question of if this was legal or somehow explained away as land farming, which is another way the drillers legally? dispose of drilling waste and call it fertilization.
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From: Laura Vargas <Laura.Vargas@rrc.state.tx.us>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2013 2:28 PM
Subject: RE: injection well totals for Tarrant county
It’s water from the oil or gas leases. In order to find out if there are in the Barnett shale  you would need to go thru the p-18’s to fine the field. And no we don’t have a report to cover how much is in transit to a disposal site.
From: kim feil [mailto:kimfeil@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:29 AM
To: ProductionReporting-Info
Subject: Fw: injection well totals for Tarrant county
I did the most basic injection well query for a time frame going back to 2001 and only for Tarrant county…my Q is is this all just waste water from gas wells or is other injudstry mixed in this data?
Please help me detail my query to just Barnett Shale injection waste figures.
My other Q is if there is any reporting of how much is in transit to a disposal well to make sure the destination was reached and no spillage occurred in the interium?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: J L
Cc: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2013 10:24 AM
Subject: injection well totals for Tarrant county
Search Criteria: From:2001 To:2013 County:TARRANT
Year
BBLS/MCF
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2001
BBLS
MCF
2002
BBLS
MCF
2003
BBLS
MCF
2004
BBLS
MCF
2005
BBLS
0
MCF
0
2006
BBLS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
152,151
31,866
175,734
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2007
BBLS
321,645
301,703
317,346
308,404
304,740
310,475
315,506
308,413
309,056
530,165
773,276
913,613
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2008
BBLS
1,105,757
796,780
1,393,895
1,371,438
1,471,981
910,485
1,153,981
1,008,264
1,511,259
1,725,098
1,756,798
1,688,266
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2009
BBLS
1,434,456
1,764,719
2,055,313
1,281,163
1,616,277
1,527,009
1,568,211
1,332,870
1,114,749
2,111,753
1,951,049
2,155,576
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2010
BBLS
2,494,566
2,266,482
2,678,775
2,706,452
2,764,566
2,533,353
2,781,496
2,628,899
2,584,761
2,509,904
2,663,597
2,718,151
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2011
BBLS
2,626,601
2,360,561
2,874,470
2,823,168
2,870,064
2,692,498
2,856,670
3,099,076
2,752,647
2,764,777
2,378,014
2,456,386
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
BBLS
2,657,113
2,712,248
2,604,893
2,419,250
2,404,838
2,234,071
2,452,546
2,530,040
2,337,831
2,623,124
2,357,529
2,406,594
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
BBLS
2,520,676
2,516,132
2,783,474
2,694,253
2,950,874
2,831,098
2,652,412
2,535,441
2,846,206
MCF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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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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