Aqua Marine Blue Sheen in water at Brown & Crystal Canyon

bluHad a long, thought provoking conversation with an Arlington Storm Water staff person in following up with a dumping event at Brown & Crystal Canyon.

TCEQ dropped the ball in not following up on a call in to the EPA National Response Center, who delegated it to the state. Luckily the city was already aware of this in early December…was told businesses illegally dumping happens everywhere all across the world, but that it happens LESS in other countries because there is value placed on water and value in having to dispose of LESS in landfills….why/how?… They have higher prices on products, water, & landfill rates….we (here in the US) have water for cheap in comparison to other countries…and we have the least amount of disregard for it’s cleanliness. After the conversation I circled back to…my idea that the city/state needs to PAY businesses & citizens to deliver their toxic waste (especially when we change the oil from our vehicles) to the proper facilities as money is an incentive almost no one ignores. I am convinced it would be cost effective to prevent pollution than to clean it up, treat the waters (with more chemicals), investigate who is dumping, etc…..Like a carbon tax, we need to build an awareness of the price of polluted air & water…it all comes back to money….I believe repeat, commercial sales of products that can pollute need to be tied to it’s proper disposal or they shouldn’t be able to buy anymore of that pollutant. Now fertilizers and herbicides can’t count and so I scratch my head and say….we allow dumping on our own yards & farms and then complain about all that runoff (high nitrates)…into our drinking water? High nitrates kill the young….great for plants, but not for the inhabitants of the planet-rant over.

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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