Vanadium detected in Arlington, Azle, Ft Worth, & Burleson drinking water / Molybdenum Notes

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.

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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…

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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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From: kim feil <>
To: Buzz Pishkur <>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 2:36 PM
Subject: Q on Molybdenum / Water Safe to Drink After Source Water Change
I met a man in Midland TX over the weekend who oversees quality assurance on pipelines…he spoke of how they can add things like Molybdenum to strengthen the pipes…funny that was one of the items added to the list of EPA UCMR 3 mandate of things municipalities had to start measuring…and it did turn up in our drinking water. But the Q is was it always there before drilling and at what level? How to find out?
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Meagan Fendley posted: ” Residents in Arlington and Fort Worth may experience changes in the taste and odor of their drinking water.  For Arlington, the entire city will be impacted. For Fort Worth, it is the water coming from the Rolling Hills and Westside water treatment plan”

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Water Safe to Drink After Source Water Change

by Meagan Fendley

Articles Water 1-12-15
Residents in Arlington and Fort Worth may experience changes in the taste and odor of their drinking water.  For Arlington, the entire city will be impacted. For Fort Worth, it is the water coming from the Rolling Hills and Westside water treatment plants. Both water utilities assure their customers the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it has an earthy smell and taste.
Late last week, Tarrant Regional Water District switched the water supply for the treatment plants to Lake Benbrook because of a break on the pipeline from Richland-Chambers Reservoir. In addition, water quality data from TRWD indicates the levels of geosmin have been steadily rising in recent months. This is a normal occurrence for this time of year. Cold temperatures kill off algae in surface water, and the dead algae release the geosmin.
In an attempt to try and resolve the issue, both utilities have increased the dosage of ozone at their treatment plants. Ozone is used to disinfect the drinking water, and it can help with resolving taste and odor issues, but not in all cases.
Geosmin is a naturally occurring compound produced by bacteria in soil and algae found in surface water. Cold temperatures kill off the algae in surface water, and the dead algae release the geosmin.
Customers may improve the taste of their drinking water by refrigerating the water in an open container or adding a slice of lemon or lime.
Meagan Fendley | January 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Categories: Headlines, News, Uncategorized, Water Utilities | URL:



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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