TWEET “Why does it smell like rotten eggs throughout Arlington?? They’re trying to gas poison us yall”

10/5/15 update to see what we are H2S downwind from….

9/28/15 update from our Firechief…

–Mansfield had no 911 calls but Grand Prairie city officials did. Both cities say they found no source of the odor and air monitoring was normal and there was no sewer leaks. Trinity River Authority was contacted and they were unaware of anything occurring Monday night. AFD crew described odor as sewer but not mercaptan.

Ref #15-0029440 incident per a PIR.

“…the source may have been mobile or due to some other cause yet to be identified“.

end paraphrased update


Another person’s comment on this…

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Here is an updated complaint plume map to include Mr Conway’s parkrow/fielder coordinates (starting at Joe Pool Lake)…….
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Chain of events from our (SE Neighborhood) email to Arlington leaders:

At 11:14 p.m., unknown, extremely strong ‘sour’ type smell reported in Briarhill and Webb Britton parts of the neighborhood and as far as Countryside Neighborhood by Bowie High School.

Several neighbors called 911 for Fire department response.  Atmos Energy Emergency number 866-322-8667was called at 11:30 p.m.  Arlington Water Emergency number was called at 11:39 p.m. in case it is yet another massive sewer leak.  At this time, I asked that water dept. contact me about the event.


UPDATE as of 12:10 a.m.: Water dept. is working on the sewer leak, according to the 911 operator Mark at 12:08 a.m.

Atmos technician came over and verified that there are no gas leaks after receiving many emergency calls.

UPDATE as of 1:53 a.m.

Water Utilities emergency crew came over to our house at 1:30 a.m. to tell us that there was NO SEWER LEAK!  However, when I called 911 at 1:53 a.m. to find out why we had been given incorrect information, the 911 supervisor Mark told me that there indeed was a sewer leak affecting a large area of Arlington including areas north of I-20.

After sharing with him what the Water Utilities emergency crew had stated, he said he would call the Water Dept.’s emergency number. He then told me that no sewer leak existed.  At the end, he told me that he was going to contact the Fire Dept Commander to have fire trucks out again to check on the gas wells.

Unfortunately, all the signs point to a gas drilling related event!  Are we being slowly poisoned by the heavy industrial activity in our midst?!?

TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) was called by a neighbor tonight. TCEQ treated the given report as an emergency.  The wind is currently from the east.

UPDATE as of 9:54 a.m.

At 9:54 a.m., I spoke with a female 911 supervisor who said that the Fire Department told them it was sewer.  After explaining what Water Dept. had told us, she then said ‘they don’t know what the strong smell/odor was’!!!

We will most likely never find out what cause the massive ‘plume.’   However, please help me understand why such ‘miscommunication?’  Are the reported gas events now routinely being called sewage leaks?

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And so now I will turn this blog to the Waxachie sewer/gas post and keep updating as I draw a map of complaints/wind direction/speed to see if the plume originated from there….
Investigators say a contract worker struck a gas line, and the gas seeped through the ground into a broken sewer line. The gas traveled into the home across the street, and built up over the weekend”.
I was told complaints came from the Penisula of the Joe Pool Lake area in Grand Prairie. Folks smelled it at Ragland, Colorado, Roselle, and near bowie Highschool as well as far west at California and  Fielder.
Here is the link for the meterological data that evening around 1:15 pm-ish that the complaints started.
One person’s theory is that the Waxachie event plume took time to reach Arlington?
Here is the print screens I drew from the Waxachie home explosion so I can marry up with wind direction that night…
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Since the winds after 11pm averaged 135 nautical mph, this is what that looks like on a graph…
Look at the number 135 (winds out of the SE)……
Screen shot 2015-09-25 at 12.20.05 PM It is a perfect alignment.
Wind speeds were around 7mph and confounding the picture is that winds were out of the east for a while so I dunno.
I have gotten offers that this could be mosquitoe spraying related, and then another person said that Friday night, 9/25, that they smelled like sewer back up in their neighborhood….
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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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