Bromide in Frack Brines/Drilling Muds – Potassium Bromate in Bread & Methyl Bromate as soil fumigant

VOX reported August 2015 Shade Ball application to keep the sun off the aquifer in California to protect from evaporation and bromate formation.

Fracking waste water brine & drilling muds naturally contain Bromide and when Bromide reacts with sunlight, ozonation, and other matter…..

– FackingsLovechild – gives birth to Bromate, a suspected carcinogen.

Itsy bitsy spills of brine waste from the fracking process can add up to devastating Bromate risks to municipal drinking water supplies.

The World Health Organization reported of Bromate: The weight of evidence demonstrates that bromate is clearly mutagenic in in vitro assays. The positive findings in in vivo studies show that this mutagenicity is also expressed in vivo. Thus, bromate should be considered a mutagenic disinfection by-product….There are no practical methods currently available to remove bromate from water. Advanced treatment processes that have been suggested as warranting further evaluation include ion exchange and membrane filtration (Kruithof et al., 1992). Bromate in ozonated drinking-water supplies is best controlled by limiting its formation, which is influenced by the bromide concentration (≥0.18 mg/litre) (Krasner et al., 1993), the source and concentration of organic precursors, pH, temperature, alkalinity and ozone dose (AWWA, 1993). For example, reductions in bromate formation can be achieved by lowering the pH to less than 8, adding ammonia or controlling the ozone reaction time and the ozone/dissolved organic carbon ratio (Kruithof et al., 1992; von Gunten & Hoigné, 1992; Siddiqui & Amy, 1993)”.

I have blogged about Bromide in the past, and recently it has been in the news as an ingredient (Potassium Bromate) that needs to be banned from our bread. EWG reported in a petition (please sign it) that Potassium Bromate, banned in some other countries, can damage DNA in human liver & intestinal cells.

Disinfecting water with Bromide using Chlorine has an UNWANTED man-made byproduct called Bromate. Arlington uses Chloramine instead of Chlorine at our water treatment plants…(FYI I have blogged that our city’s 2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report shows high Chloramines at an ave of 3.6 ppm when the Max Contamination Level is 4 ppm). In 2009 Arlington won the cleanest water award and so no doubt throwing a bunch of chemicals does that (unhealthy) trick.

Its intentional (Potassium Bromate is added to bread) and unintentional exposures in addition to Methyl Bromate being phased out as a soil fumigant serves as a warning that all the Bromides from fracking related activities near our drinking water sources needs protection from the chemical reactions that make Bromate.

We hate Bromate

We hate Bromate

We hate Bromate


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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