Things you don’t see every day… TCEQ finding a fracking nuisance

Things You don’t see every day….In the seven years I’ve looked at TCEQ complaints/investigations….finally…fracking finally… I get to see an actual admittance of a nuisance violation! This one had a TVA reading of 2,500 ppm during a nitro lift operation for the infamous Parr toxic tort suit.

I KNOW OF an investigation taken DURING a nitro lift (near my son’s old junior high school) that was almost half the TVA reading that was found for the Parrs nitro lift….Reference on ACL #914402 the TVA reading near Bailey Junior High was 1,140 ppm (no health effects reported by inspector). Maybe 1/2 a violation was in order? Nah the inspector didn’t experience health effects.

BUT WAIT!…..Note I have two examples where TCEQ inspectors went out to the DWG Compressor Station where they had two stuck dump valve emission events. BOTH inspectors were sickened, yet no violations were found after the suma’s were deployed… Reference ACL #1108073 TVA 1,229 ppm, and ACL #1108078 (TVA ppm being PIR’d).

QUESTION: So how high does the TVA have to read or how sick does the inspector have to get before TCEQ finds a nuisance? In the Parr case the Suma canisters found exceedances.

I contend that the Suma canisters are only as good as the sample snapshot at that moment in time and the meteorological conditions can be a factor (like winds can dilute/disperse).

Read here how Dr Olaguer compares conventional air monitoring methods to (obsolete) landline like technologies when smart phone like technologies in real air time monitoring exist! Too bad they exist at a price we cannot afford ($250,000 for a project est.).


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TCEQ issuing a nuisance finding (Perr family)


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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