LABC info here w/history to boot (and coots) – no pun intended

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UPDATE 4/14/15 The Star Telegram reported of today’s meeting “….thousands of gallons of salty, pressurized frack water to begin back-flowing out of a well….Crowson said. “They called us a couple hours too late. There was already frack fluid water flowing from the site….Vantage is investigating whether a manufacturing detect led to a hole in the frack adapter flange near the wellhead, city officials said. The flange is reportedly used on other wells at the site….Investigators did not detect flammable gas, but the city is still awaiting the results of testing on water, soil and air samples taken over the weekend…Much of the frack water was contained on the site and was pumped into either tanks or trucks. However, Crowson said thousands of gallons of the salty water also flowed into Rush Creek and Village Creek. The water did not enter Lake Arlington, one of the city’s drinking-water sources, and officials did not express any health concerns….numerous public safety measures that were employed, such as removing explosives used in fracking and declaring a no-fly zone up to 5,000 feet over the pad site.”

UPDATE 4/13/2015 Here is a letter I sent to CH2M. (no response as of 5/21/15) Our city contracts with them on water sensors for effluents as the water enters the treatment plant…I want to make sure we are watching closely as run off may be reaching our drinking water source at Lake Arlington.

Dear CH2M, over the weekend, a drill site in Arlington had a loss of well control issue over a 24 hour period where toxic frack water was bubbling back up out of the well. I do not know if any escaped as run off and will go into our drinking water source. Nor do I know if any detectors can sense frack chemicals going into our water treatment plant. What information can we ask/give Buzz Pishkur (Arlington water director) to make sure they are doing appropriate testing so I can feel safe drinking our water? It is raining as I type this and I’m worried about run off. In Caddo LA about 5 years ago, 17 cattle died from drinking a small amt of frack fluid run off mixed with rain water after a storm. Six months later more cattle died after a rainstorm to the Wilfong family near Mineral Wells. This stuff is highly toxic.
If you would please craft a letter for me and send it on my behalf and copy me, that would be appreciated-here are the two email addresses to send that letter to …Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; and please copyme, kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Thank You

Kim Feil


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Cluck <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Don Crowson <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Bridgett White <bridgett.white@arlingtontx.gov>; Tony Rutigliano <tony@downtownarlington.org>; Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>; “jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov” <jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov>; Collin Gregory <collin.gregory@arlingtontx.gov> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:46 PM
Subject: What run off risk is it to Lake Arlington now that it is raining after the LABC frack spill incident?
Are we testing for frack chemicals? I know the answer is no, but please share technical information as to what markers or sensors we use as the water comes to the intake at the treatment plant to detect effluents such as what we fear might be running off into our lake?
In Caddo LA about 5 years ago 17 cattle died from drinking a small amt of frack fluid run off mixed with rain water after a storm. Six months later more cattle died after a rainstorm to the Wilfong family near Mineral Wells. This stuff is highly toxic.
We suspected there was a problem at the LABC site months ago as phone conversations with residents and the drillers conflicted with what the city said was not happening: a problem. Even if Fish Creek would have released this letter to the public or media a month ago, would this have made a difference in the blow out? A group of LiveableArlington citizens met and there was knowledge of “information” that Fish Creek was sitting on, but honestly who would have acted to shut them down earlier? Not the city-they bend over every chance they get to let the drillers have their way, not the state-they don’t interfere, and the EPA defers to the state. And after tomorrow’s HB40 vote to take away local control of these drill sites, its too little too late. When the city of Arlington had local control-they never used it, now that they might lose local control..they act all perky like they actually care about protecting the citizens…just a farse-just a farse.

UPDATE at 2:45 on Sunday, 4/12/15 AFD says the well is under control (24 hours later) and the evacuations have been lifted-let the law suits begin.

They need to remove all that soil as fracking fluid was named in the killing 17 of cows  after a rain storm where they drank the run off! Same thing was said to have happened in Mineral Wells too.

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So…look above the firman’s head and see the faded pic-that could be gas escaping-but you won’t smell it! Maybe that faded spot is heat or the toxic fluid spray? They claim NO GAS escaped.

This site has a history as I have blogged about this LABC drilling location…click here. If a relief well was needed to be drilled would they have had the room to do it? That was a question I posed to our AFD back in 2012 with zero response.

Another concerned Arlington resident has too…click here.


Oh well at least this didn’t happen.

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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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