2015 Arlington Budget Fracking FAIL 4 Answers

Screen shot 2015-08-18 at 7.51.04 PM Screen shot 2015-08-18 at 7.44.55 PMKelly Canon to the rescue as I didn’t get the footage of my questions that only yielded one answer…that first question being “Does the budget include the $2,400 fee per gas well”? The answer by Chief Crowson was “NO we haven’t been collecting it”.

I asked if we could budget for better air emission detecting equipment for these drill sites and how for the last five years I’ve asked for a FLIR camera. I gave examples after naming off the equipment we currently use (PID’s, 4GasRae, AreaRae, and TVA)  which effluents our equipment isn’t capturing like Benzene below 100 ppb, formaldehyde, possibly hydrogen cyanide, and how we don’t screen for fracking chemicals like hydrochloric acid. I asked for spectrometer equipment that speciates the effluents on the spot rather than having the air tests sent to a lab and finding out seven weeks later what the first responders and the neighborhood was breathing.

I also said we need to ramp up our semi annual testing of Lake Arlington for VOC’s and heavy metals because of 50-100 drill casing laterals under our reservoir. I commented that the LABC well control event was explosive to the underground and we don’t know if there was any damage to those casings even though that was a mile away and those laterals are about 7,000 feet deep. I said that the science isn’t settled as to how the faults and fractures may communicate with ground water supplies. To which our City Manager thanked me for the comments and moved on to the next person’s question about the budget. So I left mumbling about how my questions weren’t answered.

Maybe next year we’ll get the proper equipment?

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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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