N Ft Worth Boil Water Order NOT (yet) fracking related

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Back in 2010 we didn’t get the luxury of choosing to drink or not…


You can’t UNfrack your water BTW.

Read about how since Urban Drilling that Arlington TX’s municipal drinking water has almost TRIPLED in TTHM’s (a drinking water unwanted, carcinogenic, by-product of disinfectant treatments)… https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/did-urban-drilling-cause-86-spike-in-arlingtons-tthm-in-treatn-drinkn-water-in-2009/



In Pennsylvania…this link dated 2/4/16 reads…

Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Much Higher Than Reported

……“That means that for about every two fracking well pads, one homeowner called in a water complaint…That’s a 44 percent fracking water complaint rate suggesting that water well issues are pervasive.”

Here is a commenter’s post on this PA article I boldfaced for emphasis…

“There is a great deal of bromide, heavy metals, and radioactivity in the water from fracking waste water. Recycling the fracked water does not help, as that just increases the concentration of these items with each use, and the disposal issue remains.

A substantial amount of radioactivity, heavy metals, and bromide have been added to our rivers due to the fracking process. Even when put into a treatment plant, these items cannot be filtered out. Bromide molecules are smaller than water and thus can’t be captured. Radioactivity just slips straight through.

A big health issue is that chlorine has always been used to clean water for drinking/bathing by water utility. Bromide is a salt, and by itself it’s harmless. But combined with chlorine at a drinking water utility, it forms chemicals called trihalomethanes. Long term exposure to trihalomethanes increases the risk of bladder and other cancers. Because of high bromide levels in the rivers, Wheeling and dozens of plants in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia have violated the EPA’s limits on trihalomethanes over the last three years.

The level of these carcinogens have become so high, that some of the drinking water utilities around Pittsburgh (where I live) have switched from chlorine to chloramine (which does not react with bromine) – this is now used in about 20% of the nation’s drinking water systems. However, many times more lead leaches out of pipes with chloramine than with chlorine – and we now have very unsafe levels of lead in our drinking water.

So, thanks to fracking, most people in western PA and downriver now have much higher levels of either carcinogens or lead in their bodies. Many of these people will die early of expensive diseases because of this. Will the industry pay for that? Fossil fuels are only less expensive than renewables if their downstream costs are not considered”.


too bad Arlington only test every 3 years for lead…last test was 2012


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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One Response to N Ft Worth Boil Water Order NOT (yet) fracking related

  1. Jeremy Amos says:

    Water near Steve Lipsky’s home in Parker County is already contaminated by fracking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA0Kfh8GB2c

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