Sewerage flood numbers 200 gallons/minute near Lake Arlington, BUT no one is talking about the drillsites.

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The red balloon (in above pictures) is near where sewer water overflowed from a wastewater collection facility that occurred on May 29 2015 and for the next FOUR  to FIVE DAYS …but good news (I bold faced) from our water director…

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2015 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: is that sewer leak near Lake Arlington still ongoing?
A repair was made Tuesday. No waste was released into any waterways. Prompt action by our staff in securing the site and getting resources to address the issue resulted in a very timely resolution.Sent from my iPhone
On June 4, 2015, at 12:44 PM, kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Is/did it go into our lake?

If it is still ongoing, then when will it b fixed and what measures are being taken to divert if from going into our lake?

end email string


BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DRILL SITES? In the pic below you can clearly see a drill site nearby…did those flood and run off into our lake?…

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One teaspoon of Benzene contaminates about 261,000 gallons of water…. and we have a lot of water at risk near all of our Texas and Oklahoma drill sites.

The Washington Post wrote…”NBC in Dallas-Forth Worth says that what actually fell would be enough to supply the world’s population with drinking water for over 27 years.” Here are some numbers…

Dallas-Forth Worth — Wettest May on record (16.96 inches)

Dallas Fort-Worth — Second wettest spring (March-May, 25.05 inches)

Yet this Yahoo article below is the only coverage I’ve seen that addresses a preventative approach to shut in wells and fill storage tanks with water so they don’t float away….but this is in North Dakota and so us Texans are too proud to admit we have to sleep in a soggy bed we made and hope the poisons stay in the ground and in the storage tanks.

http://news.yahoo.com/north-dakota-orders-oil-wells-shut-due-flooding-170950373–finance.html

Yesterday at the flood briefing at the Arlington City Council day session meeting….NOBODY expressed any concern for flooded drill sites.

IN ARLINGTON TX we had:

27 barricaded streets,

at least 5700 drainage complaints,

about 2,400 structures within a flood plain and of those,

860 lots are on record of having structures that flooded.

I put out some Public Information Requests and await the city’s response.

Here is one response that I received from our water utilities department…

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Above is a picture from Facebook of Lake Arlington posted on May 29 which is the same day the sewer waste water leak was reported.

UPDATE One of my PIR is to know if these blockaded streets were the routes that the frack trucks take to remove the toxic water from those storage tanks…if the streets were flooded then the drillsites were too? We need some drone footage of these sites!!! Here is the city’s response….
6/9/2015

Feil Kim
Old Town Neighborhood Association
Arlington, TX 76011

RE: Public Records Request from Public Works and Transportation

Dear Feil Kim,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 6/2/2015, has been referred to me for response. Enclosed are the records responsive to your request. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter.

We do not have any information regarding flooding of the drill sites or routes taken while the streets were barricaded.  We do not provide detours during the barricades.

Here is the list of storm related Street barricading.

 

2100 E DIVISION
2ND ST @ COLLINS
ABRAM  @  JOHNSON CREEKCOLLINS @ JOHNSON CREEK
ARKANSAS @ SHERRY
BARDIN @ VANDERGRIFF
BETSY ROSS @ SILOCOLLINS @ SE GREEN OAKS
COOPER @ RANDOL MILL
DAVIS @ MOCKINGBIRD
DAVIS @ TUCKER
HANRAHAN @ WEBB FERRELL
LYNN CREEK @ SILOMATLOCK @ MAYFIELD
MOSSY OAK @ LAMAR
NEW YORK @ MAYFIELD
NEW YORK @ PIONEER
PARK HILL @ GREEN OAKS
PARK HILL @ OLD OAK
PARK SPRINGS @ WOODLAND PARK
SE GREEN OAKS @
SILO @ BETSY ROSS
SILO @ DIAMOND OAKS
SILO @ SUBLETT
SLAUGHTER @ COLLINS
SUBLETT @ SH360 NBUS HWY 287 @ TURNER WARNELL

Sincerely,

Cynthia Fountain*
Public Works and Transportation

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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