Well Stimulated to fear drinkability of Lake Arlington – 2010 Surface Spill

Here is a California sourced scientific report on (WST) Well Stimulation Technology.

I selected “excerpts” and boldfaced from an extensive shale study that you would not see done here in oil & gas soaked Texas. I only got a third of the way though that section 5 and while I was aware of a SURFACE spill into our drinking water source/reservoir at Lake Arlington back in 2010, the below study makes me shake to think what’s BENEATH the lake…..fracking laterals…see the black lines over the blue?…

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From the Railroad Commission database

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tan squares=frack sites the piping goes under the lake FYI


Potential Direct Environmental Effects of Well Stimulation

Authored by Marc Fischer, William Foxall, Preston Jordan, Nathaniel Lindsey, Dev Millstein, Matthew Reagan, William Stringfellow, Ruth Tinnacher, Charuleka Varadharajan (LBNL) Heather Cooley, Kristina Donnelly, Matthew Heberger (PI) Laura Feinstein (CCST)

“In summary, numerous chemicals are used for well stimulation in California. A full assessment of the hazards associated with those chemicals is needed. The extensive list of possible WST chemicals provides only part of the information needed to assess risk; additional information on concentrations, synergistic interactions, exposures, and more are also needed to assess risks and environmental impacts from WST. A preliminary assessment, using mammalian acute oral toxicity as a screening criteria, suggests that only a few of the well stimulation chemicals can be considered highly toxic and most compounds are of equivalent toxicity to many commonly used industrial and household chemicals (such as anti-freeze). We note, of course, that many household and industrial chemicals also have potential toxicity under certain circumstance or in different combinations, and we recommend that all such risks be carefully assessed as part of future investigations of risks associated with WST. Numerous compounds can be classified as non-toxic and some are allowed as food additives or are found in food naturally. It is emphasized that mammalian oral toxicity is a very limited screening criteria and that a more complete hazard assessment must include physical, health, and environmental hazards. Other factors that must be considered to fully evaluate hazards associated with these chemicals include eco-toxicological effects, endocrine disruption, bioaccumulation, environmental transformation, and the properties of mixtures of compounds”.

Page 199 “……noted that the concentrations of NORMs in the flowback waters (226Ra and 228Ra) were high“.

Page 201 “Regarding matrix acidizing using mud acid, hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are expected to become consumed due to acid-mineral interactions over short penetration depths, while the remaining fluid often migrates over further distances. Assuming the rock is not fractured, acid penetration depths in sandstones have typically been reported to be on the order of 0.3 m (12 inches; Economides and Nolte, 2000)…” 

Page 217 Formation of High Permeability Pathways

“One possible concern about hydraulic fracturing operations, in particular those using high-volume injections, is the degree to which induced fractures may extend beyond the target formation to connect to higher permeable aquifers, or to natural or man-made pathways such as faults, natural fractures, or abandoned wells. The current state of understanding about the formation of such permeable pathways due to hydraulic fracturing is surrounded by some controversy, due to concerns about groundwater contamination above hydraulically fractured reservoirs”. 

OMG I had to stop there…TMI in knowing that our drinking water reservoir at Lake Arlington sits above horizontal casings that have been fracked (perforated) to get the gas below our drinking water source…I’m out.

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Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington

Want more info on how Lake Arlington has been fracked? Click below to take yer pick…






https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/unintended-retention-pond-in-downtown-arlington-entertainment-district/ (lots of Lake Arlington pics here)

https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/nuisance-when-we-drank-frack-water-arlington-residents-july-2010/ (spill of 2010)

And finally, everything you don’t want to know about Arlington’s water.

IMG_6515I took this pic on a frigid day..yeah thats just steam that falls out into our Lake Arlington from the local power plant….thats what they say about those open hatch flowback tanks venting that white stuff that TCEQ refers to as being “under pressure”. And thats why that that kind of STEAM can not be contained in a closed hatch flowback tank environment….boom.

When a well is stimulated and then flowing back, who wants that frack above or below our drinking water source?

Here are two letters I sent today …

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:16 AM
Subject: At Arlington sponsored gas well forum “cement rot” came up in the discussion
Hello Mr Pishkur below is an article from WWI…with the last round of Arlington flooding at Lake Arlington (and it being a piping issue on the Ft Worth side) of the sewer breach, I’m not sure how relevant this article is about a product that helps concrete be waterproof, but the subject of cement rot did come up as a concern for gas well casings at the Arlington sponsored gas well forum…no one was able to answer any water quality concern questions. Here is the video in its entirety. It is two hours long but if you can let it run while you work you can then see how and why we fear the worst for eventual long term liveablity issues in Arlington’s Urban Drilling embrace. Collin Gregory may not have passed on those questions to you, but it would be appreciated if the city webpage from the water department had a link covering concerns of having surface and subsurface gaswell infrastructures near/under Lake Arlington.
Perhaps a list of what we have started to screen for since the advent of Urban Drilling?
A link to those “passed” test results.
Anything that shows we are not “business as usual” post urban drilling and maybe something that shows pro activeness like…new detectors added-what they screen for etc.

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
To: ‘kim feil’ <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: At Arlington sponsored gas well forum “cement rot” came up in the discussion

Kim:  We monitor raw water at our intake on Lake Arlington twice per year. The testing includes VOC’s, metals, pesticides, and phosphate. We routinely monitor for Ph, temperature, etc.  The raw water sample information is not on our website but is provided when requested by a resident.


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov” <cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:56 PM
Subject: PIR 4 list of drill sites exempt f/ annual emissions reporting/Arlington’s EXPOSURE TO LOOPHOLES in emissions reporting law
Can I get a list individual operators’ Emissions Inventory Questionnaires (EIQ) who applied to be exempt from the annual Emissions Inventory (EI) because they don’t meet the reporting thresholds going back to 2011 just for oil and gas related activities in Tarrant County for the Barnett Shale?

Now that Maintenance, StartUp, & ShutDown (MSS) emissions have to be reported, I want to be able to see those originally exempt from self-reporting their emissions (who consider themselves as small emitters) who may NOW exceed the thresholds. It will also answer my three year old question of  to find out what these MSS emissions numbers and compressor blowdowns are“.

Sadly these emission sources are not aggregated in being reported (therefore regulated) by “an account”. This means that any two (or more) emission sources owned by different entities (like in Arlington at the GM site where Chesapeake operates, and at the Calif/Cooper St location where Enervest and Chesapeake have back-to-back pad sites) do not have to aggregate their emissions and get to fly under the radar when taken together they may exceed the reporting thresholds. This needs to change before any substantial drilling comes back to Arlington.
Thank You for your help in getting this data. If this data is too big, can we limit the info just to those Arlington and Mansfield operators?
Kim Feil, mother of some Arlington airshed breathers with too many Ozone Alert days



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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