Arlington TX Collins Flood photos June 23 2014

UPDATE Nov 12 2014… wrote…“Other aspects of well construction and hydraulic fracturing are largely exempt from the CWA. Water, gas and other material that are injected into a well to facilitate oil or gas production are not considered “pollutants” under the CWA if the activity is permitted by the state where the well is located (33 USC. § 1362(6)(B)). In addition, oil and gas operations are exempt from CWA storm water permitting requirements as long as the storm water runoff is kept separate from raw material and waste products at the well site (33 USC. § 1342(l)(2)).”


UPDATE Nov 10 2014…The city responded to my Citizen Action request (see pics below) regarding the drill sites that release flood waters into our storm drainage systems.

We have a program that recognizes those “other” Arlington businesses that take care to test and pretreat before releasing their waste water…the drillers do not participate in a program for “their” flooded padsites for storm water that could fall into the “toxic waste” category.  Colloids pick up heavy metals in the soil and run off…this is a scientific fact.

UPDATE click here for 10/2/14 storm/wind damage photos in Arlington.

UPDATE Aug 2014 the City never responded and the NCTCOG won’t address the threat of flooded pad site’s waters needing testing on the agenda for their next storm water meeting.

Sept 1, 2014 UPDATE here is screen shot Q & A for this action request….

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This flood made international news…

This pic is from the west side of Elm st. The flood waters are traveling east in this storm drain on my street by the Boys & Girls Club at the 600 Block of N Elm St …

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This next pic is of Elm street facing east where waters are moving fast eastward towards the Entertainment District…


Here is the video of Elm street facing east…

Next is a pic below of the same water as seen on Elm a couple of blocks east. This is a west view of the 700 block of E Sanford & Truman St by the mobile home park.

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This next video below is where you can see two downed trees on Sanford street.

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The city was quick to come excavate and remove the trees. The following video is a view of the east side of Truman & Sanford apartments that are one block west of Collins street south of the ATT Stadium…

Notice in the video the water fall coming from the south? The Chesapeake site is located south too…..

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The Chesapeake Truman drill site is at 310 N Collins & Division and their frac fresh water pond and storage tanks are about 700 feet away from those apartments. On their  padsite, they have what appears to be two storm drains which may have already released the water?

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The cement looking deal on the ground at the corner of the fence appears to be a storm drain at the Truman drill site.

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The white deal on the ground also appears to be a storm drain on this flooded Truman drill site.


This photo shows the water on the fenceline and look at how close the adjacent hotel is to this drill site. You can also see the rooftop of the duplex above the “ESD” sign.

Any storm water that comes off any drill site should be held and tested before being released.

But in my experience with other Arlington storm flooded drillsites

between Cheap Cheatapeake,

our Cowardly City Council,

the land Rapist Railroad Comission (RRC), and

the Economically challenged EPA…..

the only testing that MIGHT be done would be by the RRC who would then ONLY test for chlorides-not fracking fluids, NORM, heavy metals, or Benzene.

If they don’t want to test cause they don’t want us to know the results, they should at least send out a vacuum truck and dispose of that water in an injection well…..but if those are storm drains and they are in the open position on the padsite, then that is too late…for Johnson Creek.

Finally the storm waters (mixed with toxic padsite colloids riddled pollution?) continued eastward. WFAA covered the closure of Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor with some impressive Johnson Creek waters….


The next two photos are from Gabriel Rivas taken at Collins and Randol Mill which is north of the ATT Stadium.

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Floods are bad….flooded drill stites are even worse though….ban fracking now….plug and abandon all these gas wells…un-industrialize Arlington TX.

UPDATE Nov 2014 see above snap shot on (lame) gas drilling inspector response on my city action request.. the frackers need to be testing/pretreating their flooded drill sites.. other industries take the care to do so with their normal waste waters …

“The following companies were recognized for the hard work they do to protect public health by maintaining compliance: 4 Over Inc. A-Global Chemical American Cooler Services (15 consecutive years of compliance) Arlington Memorial Hospital (5 consecutive years of compliance) AT&T Stadium Auto-Chlor Services Berryman Products (5+ consecutive years of compliance) Bell Helicopter Carry Transit Coast Southwest Colorado Boxed Beef Dayton Rogers of Texas DFW Heavy Duty Parts Dimare Fresh Diversified Labeling Solutions Doskocil (15+ consecutive years of compliance) Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment Elite Laundry Services TX (10+ consecutive years of compliance) Epic Products International (10 consecutive years of compliance) General Magnaplate Texas General Motors (15 consecutive years of compliance) Hexacomb Corporation (15+ consecutive years of compliance) Inovar Packaging Group (5+ consecutive years of compliance) Iscar Metals (10+ consecutive years of compliance) Liquitek, LLC LFC Industries, Inc. (5 consecutive years of compliance) Medical Center of Arlington Montgomery Mfg. (5+ consecutive years of compliance) ND Industries (5+ consecutive years of compliance) Oil States ETC (10+ consecutive years of compliance) Packaging Corp. of America Patterson Food Processors Pratt & Whitney Engine Services (15+ consecutive years of compliance) QFC Plastics Rangers Baseball, LLC Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (15+ consecutive years of compliance) Six Flags Over Texas (10+ consecutive years of compliance) SouthWin Ltd. Texstars, Inc. University of Texas at Arlington USMD Hospital at Arlington Water & Power Technologies”

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 10:59 AM
Subject: Congrats on your new position-heres a grand challenge
Hi, I’m Kim Feil, local fractivist. Please come up to speed on the drilling threats to human health and find my email below as an example of my volunteer work.  My requests routine go unanswered…there is mineral money at stake, and it is political suicide to side with people who do not accept urban drilling.
Therein lies the challenge…you may not be the person to find a benefit for the state in realizing how much money it costs to treat those without insurance for asthma, leukemia, cancer and other issues…mental, social, neonatal birth defects, high infant mortality, breast cancer cluster found in Flower Mound (heart of drilling)…but please do forward this email on…for you NOT to get this email into the proper hands puts you in the same category as the rest of these people below…unresponsive.
Please don’t fail the people of Texas…we are innocent victims of the shale boom and our health is risked in going bust.
Kim Feil

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>;
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Jay Doegey <>; “” <>; Robert Rivera <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 10:39 AM
Subject: {NCTCA} Fw: [New post] City Honors Industries at 2014 Pretreatment Environmental Awards
I had a Citizen Action Request after the June flood that has gone unanswered.
Shouldn’t we require the drillers to hold the flood waters on their padsite, test it for heavy metals, colloids, benzene…etc before releasing into our storm water drainage systems?  Where does the storm water flow to? For the Truman site, I bet it is Johnson Creek, so where does Johnson Creek flow to?
Thanks for looking into this.
Kim Feil
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: <>
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2014 9:43 AM
Subject: [New post] City Honors Industries at 2014 Pretreatment Environmental Awards

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: Jeff Rice <>

To: “” <>

Cc: Jeff Rice <>; Jack Tidwell <>; Edith Marvin <>; Jennifer Vuitel <>; Nalani Jay <>

Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:31 PM

Subject: RE: Request for you to forward this to the Emails of the Storm Water Committee-Environment

Ms. Feil:

Thank you for your e-mail and interest. The Committee that oversees NCTCOG’s Regional Stormwater Management Program is the Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council (RSWMCC), which is scheduled to meet on August 27, 2014 at 9:30 am (details below).

Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 9:30 am

William J. Pitstick Executive Board Room, NCTCOG Offices

616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011

We have noted your request with the RSWMCC Chair.  Unfortunately due to time constraints, this item will not be included on the agenda for the upcoming RSWMCC meeting.  We will discuss this issue with the RSWMCC Chair and other departments at NCTCOG to determine how to best address your comments.

Thank you again for your and interest.  Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Jeff Rice
Environment & Development Planner
North Central Texas Council of Governments

From: kim feil []
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:53 PM
To: Elizabeth Zecckine
Cc: Michael Mallonee;; Buzz Pishkur; Laura Hunt
Subject: Request for you to forward this to the Emails of the Storm Water Committee-Environment

Please assist in getting an agenda item on the NCTCOG’s next meeting on 9/10/14, 9:30 am for storm water drainage issues related to holding and testing storm waters at Urban Drilling Padsites and Compressor Stations for…

Heavy Metals,



BTEX, and

Fracking Chemicals

In addition to effluents that can contaminate the padsites at all stages of NG extraction/production, there is a newly identified problem with COLLOIDS during the flowback stage and mudfarming stage. This is the equivalent of “frack on crack” as heavy metals can leach out of the ground at an abnormally high rate.

This needs to be addressed ASAP in our feast or famine rain weather conditions here in the Barnett Shale.

Thank You

Kim Feil

* T. Sury, Karen Siddall, Walter Shumac, Derek Senter, Echo Rexroad, Howard Redfearn, Lisa Mensing, Amitis Meshkani, Tim Porter, Krista Pender, Christopher Metz, Robert Berndt, Mike Brownlee, Becca Grassi-Peterson, Jerry Joslin, Jerry Laverty, Jodie Ledat, David Lenartowicz, Cindy Mendez

Kim Feil

TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
or property.

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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