Unregulated Vanadium has been detected in Arlington, Azle, Ft Worth, & Burleson’s drinking water…. but not in Denton & Dallas cause they haven’t posted their results yet.
Even though the levels did not exceed the recommended ATSDR Maximum Contaminate Level Goal of 21 parts per billion, my two questions are….
1) Was Vanadium present BEFORE our Barnett Shale drilling era? Vanadium was on the EPA UCMR 3 list of items being considered to be possibly regulated in the future, and so testing has only recently been done of municipalities drinking water.
2) Has Arlington or the Dallas Exelon Power Plant discharged Vanadium? A very generalized Exelon disclosure document shows that some of their plants discharge that pollutant but they don’t say which ones…It is interesting to note that Exelon did not discharge Molybdenum or Strontium which is two other items showing up now on our water quality reports here in the Barnett Shale due to the UCMR 3 mandate to test for these pollutants.
What is Vanadium? Arlington described it in our 2013 water quality report to be “Naturally occurring in many minerals, fossil fuel deposits”.
I looked at Burleson’s Vanadium at 1.22 ppb, because I recently met a 39 yr old female who just had a kidney removed due to cancer…
I looked at Grand Prairie’s .7 ppb Vanadium, FYI they source water from DFW and ground water wells in the summer.
Here is Dallas’ nondetect…it is in the “unregulated category”….
Arlington’s Vanadium averaged .71 ppb…
Here is Azle TX Vanadium .706 ppb detect…
And Ft Worth’s Vanadium highest detect was 1.6 ppb…
It turns out that Vanadium is one of the Shale Sweet Spot Signals to
“drill here drill now” (without an environmental impact study first)….
The Uranium & BENEZNE sweet spot signals of where to drill mentioned below is also troubling…
Regardless of how little Vanadium or Strontium…etc is detected, three issues remain…
1) How small amounts of these contaminates in parts per TRILLION may contribute to Endocrine Disruption?
2) When they mix with other contaminates, what is the synergistic effect?
3) We didn’t sign away our minerals to possbily be drinking them later.
Now to learn about Molybdenum…
UPDATE June 2015….UTA Clear found Moly….
*….“June 19, 2015 POST: Molybdenum is on the Environmental Science & Technology publication from the UTA Clear group’s work in studying the ground water in the Barnett Shale…a 34% detect of the 550 wells they sampled”.
UPDATE Jan 2015… Molybdenum is what they add to pipes to make it stronger and maybe it is leaching into our water from all the added pipelines from fracking?….
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