1/7/16 UPDATE did U know?…ATSDR says that Radon is used:
- to predict earthquakes,
- in the study of atmospheric transport, and
- in exploration for petroleum and uranium
So is it logical to ponder that shale gas leaks can cause toxic and or explosive levels in Arlington TX downtown where urban drilling has taken place near our old historic mineral water well? Migration happens and we do have such a conduit like our old artesian famous mineral water well. We also have about 300 private water wells within a 3-5 mile radius of my home by the Cowboy’s Stadium. But in the France story below, there is no mention of a water well, only that Radon was detected “..in the basement and other areas of the property”. And in the Germany Benzene cancer cluster story, the gas was coming up through the soil.
The fracking craze here in the last 7 years (and 350 urban gas wells later) could be the opening of Pandoras box to go BOOM at the most inopportune time in our busy downtown, college, and Entertainment District..or in the homes of unsuspecting, innocent Arlington residents or AISD students and staff. “Oh the humanity of it all”-note sarcasm.
My pleas thus far have fallen on the deaf ears of our city leadership…hope deaf doesn’t = death one day…this is the reason I copy my emails to the internet…E V I D E N C E of forewarning those in charge of our safety and well being to use home rule to stop the drill sites and plug the gas wells that do not belong in residential or business or light industrial areas P E R I O D !
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Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 1:58 PM
Subject: Radon leaks in France where previously mined from…is Arlington shale leaks next?
HAZMAT – Europe – France
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 06:06 AM PDT
EDIS Number: HZ-20140327-43154-FRA
Date / time: 27/03/2014 13:04:33 [UTC]
“A family have been evacuated from their Limousin home after it was discovered large doses of the radioactive gas radon were present in the property. The property, in Bessines-sur-Gartempe (Haute Vienne), north of Limoges had since 2000 been used as a home-care facility for 20 children from six families in the area. The regional health agency said in a statement that the area is rich in uranium ore and has been mined for decades, and added that government departments had been informed, France 3 revealed in a local news report. A check discovered the presence of “abnormal amount” of radon gas in the basement and other areas of the property. Radon is easily diluted in outdoor air but “may present risks to health”. The level of radon gas has not been revealed, but it is said to have been “significantly higher than the maximum values” detected elsewhere in the region.”