TCEQ Clawson spins health risks akin to telling cows they won’t go to the slaughterhouse


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Hey Clawson…a 13 yr old dying from an asthma attack near Urban Drilling production facilities may have been avoided if  1) the nearby facilities weren’t there or 2) at least controlled their allowable quantities of less than 25 tpy VOC’s. Did VOC’s 1-24 tpy kill Tiffany Phu in Mansfield TX?

“TCEQ spokesman Terry Clawson said arsenic levels typically found in Texas ‘do not pose an immediate health threat,”...this man should lose his job because inaction (to warning those of the longterm risk) has resulted in long term exposures. He should work to protect people over the long haul too!

He thinks fracking is lovely as well…be very afraid! In this link….he refers to “MOST TANKS” use vapor recovery in Texas (to meet a 25 tpy limit)…he failed to mention that is not the case in the North TX Barnett Shale “dry gas” urban areas where the majority of the padsites are under a “permit by rule” that are on an honor system claiming that they emit less than 25 tpy VOC’s …what a misleading statement in terms of chronic human health exposures to the populations here in Tarrant County to think that 1-24 tpy in densely populated areas is safe for human health! “—Colorado requires all storage tanks that release more than six tons of VOCs a year to use technology that reduces emissions by at least 95 percent. The EPA has a similar requirement, but it applies only to tanks built or modified after Aug. 23, 2011. In Texas, most tanks can emit up to 25 tons of VOCs per year. In order to meet that limit, the majority of tanks (Kim Feil notes that is in the wet gas & oil production areas) use control devices that reduce VOCs by up to 98 or 100 percent, said spokesman Terry Clawson of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.”

So Clawson is just fine in allowing padsites in our urban areas like in Arlington, to allow each to emit up to 25 tons of VOCs per year in our backyards….wtfrack!… That is up to 25 tons too much near people in our airshed in a NON-attainment to ozone designation. Thanks Clawson for misleading the cows into thinking they won’t go to the slaughter house.

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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