Friends don’t let friends pollute and yes maybe they do! Search HERE at this link to see if YOU live by an MSD/Brownfields http://solutions.terracon.com/arlington/content/Home.aspx.
|Business Name:||REYNOLDS ASPHALT CONST INC|
|Property Location:||12650 CALLOWAY CEMETERY RD, ARLINGTON, 76118|
A 2015 snap shot nearby at Clyde Godfrey Equipment Company nearby at 12798 Calloway Cemetery shows what looks like a frac sand hauling truck leaving the area, but that could be again from a neighboring business….
Regardless of which type and levels of toxins were found, and how much was contributed by nearby businesses is still NOT reason for a free pass to forever forgive Brownfields clean up especially near the Arlington Viridian.
I will now ask council to think hard if over the years any MSD agenda item was ever NOT approved? Can you recall MAKING someone clean up their own mess?
If you approve this tonight, TCEQ will rubber stamp this I’m sure.
How convenient Clyde’s brothers own the family business, http://www.godfreypropane.com/ that has three locations. #failedCollateral
Note as long as the city offers potable water from our municipality AND notify people with water wells in a 5 mile radius, if approved no one can drill for potable water….legally. Personally I’ve seen the notification letter to water well owners and to me it does NOT spell out the real dangers involved:
- Leaving contaminants that persist in the ground endanger drinking water sources because….water mains and pipes going into your homes can fail. For example Benzene is the Houdini of hydrocarbons and in Arlington we have trenchless digging to use NON-metal piping that is pigged into existing failed metal piping. YOUR Arlington municipal water may LEAVE the treatment plant as potable, but when traveling through contaminated soils with HDPE or PVC piping, chemicals leaching into the plastic piping cannot be guaranteed to be potable by the time it hits your lips!
- One day we may need “all ground water sources on deck” in the future. So never say never to precious underground water sources if surface water gets ruined with major EVENTS.
- No contaminates should get a free pass in Brownfields clean up especially when the federal government offers to assist……
I don’t see that there will be too much protest tonight as a FB page of someone in Arlington also named Clyde Godfrey seems to be FRIENDS with Robert Kembel of the Viridian!…. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=205570516593747&set=a.205569163260549.1073741826.100014223997672&type=3&theater
Friends don’t let friends pollute and yes maybe they do!
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Click here to learn what an MSD is….http://www.arlington-tx.gov/cdp/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2014/05/MSD_-A-Guide-for-Cities.pdf.
Here is the link http://www.arlington-tx.gov/cdp/msd/ to the CURRENT MSD 17-1 on the City of Arlington’s upcoming agenda. Below I will post the print screens as this info will change over time as NEW Brownfields may be uncovered in YOUR neighborhood.
Here is the info on agenda item for MSD 17-1…..
Please email our city council TODAY and tell them to DENY MSD-17-1, thanks!
Jeff Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Robert Rivera <email@example.com>; Lana Wolff <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Charlie Parker <email@example.com>; Michael Glaspie <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kathryn Wilemon <email@example.com>; Sheri Capehart <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Robert Shepard <email@example.com>; Victoria Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>;