BREAKING! EPA: potential 4 induced fractures 2 directly reach protected ground water resource is high, if…..

“….IF the protected ground water resources is present at that depth”. The five year plus EPA frac water FINAL study results was published July 28 2016.

The AAAS conference held earlier this year came up with this abstract of the EPA’s study…


Hydraulically fractured oil and gas production wells are designed, constructed, and completed to access and extract hydrocarbons from targeted geologic formations. Well components, such as casing and cement used to construct production wells, can block pathways for unintended subsurface gas and liquid movement to ground water resources. To help understand the role of well design and construction practices in preventing pathways for subsurface fluid movement, the EPA conducted a statistical survey of oil and gas production wells hydraulically fractured by nine oil and gas service companies in the United States during 2009 and 2010. Drilling, construction, and completion information from the study wells was collected from nine well operators and summarized. Data provided by the well operators were used to describe, for these wells: (1) well design and construction characteristics of hydraulically fractured oil and gas production wells, (2) the relationship of well design and construction characteristics to drinking water resources, and (3) the number and relative location of casing and cement barriers that can prevent subsurface fluid movement. This presentation reports the findings from the first survey of onshore oil and gas production wells hydraulically fractured in the continental United States, using data provided by well operators. These findings highlight important factors that should be considered when assessing the potential impacts of hydraulically fractured oil and gas production wells on drinking water resources. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency”.

Here are the troubling highlights released by EPA recently…..


This federal level  (in my opinion I N C O N C L U S I V E )  attempt to understand the risks to our drinking water from hydraulic fracturing creates even more of an urgency for lower levels of governments such as TCEQ, TRA, NCTCOG, & local water municipalities as well as universities and water testing entities affiliated with universities like UTACLEAR who found  Indirect evidence of pollutant migration via microannular fissures in well casing”.  Currently our state and local governments have the appearance of having political ties to the oil & gas industry which is in my opinion dangerous when trying TO DEVELOP SCREENING PROTOCOLS (can’t find what you don’t look for).

We have to be ever vigilant in detecting fracking effluents that risk our precious drinking water resources especially with climate change intensifying the risks from drought and deluges.


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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