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 <email@example.com>; and please copyme, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: kim feil <email@example.com>
To: Buzz Pishkur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Robert Rivera <email@example.com>; Robert Shepard <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Lana Wolff <email@example.com>; Sheri Capehart <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Jimmy Bennett <email@example.com>; Michael Glaspie <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Charlie Parker <email@example.com>; Robert Cluck <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kathryn Wilemon <email@example.com>; Cynthia Simmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Trey Yelverton <email@example.com>; Don Crowson <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Jim Parajon <email@example.com>; Bridgett White <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Tony Rutigliano <email@example.com>; Brett Shipp <firstname.lastname@example.org>; “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Collin Gregory <email@example.com> 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?
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.
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.