Drinking Water HDPE Piping not Benzene Resistant use larger diameter or composite in our MSD & Urban Drilling Arlington TX town

pe piping can be more protective from fracking

While more expensive, a composite pipe would give more protection against soil contaminants. Video link

Arlington TX allows MSD’s to forever forgive clean up of known groundwater and soil contamination (like where the old gasoline stations used to be). MSD is a Municipal Setting Designation where our Good Arlington TX Council People vote to forever forgive known groundwater and soil contamination (like from an old gasoline station) in the interest of economic development. That we have 60 or so padsites littered all over our Good City that are potential future MSD’s is kinda worrisome in that we have bought into allowing the Houdini of Hydrocarbons to risk our drinking water in HDPE applications for our Arlington TX drinking water.

Where our good City is using Pre-chlorinated HDPE piping to replace water mains, at the very least we should be using larger diameter HDPE piping because this study, https://manuscriptpro.com/profile/article/Modeling-benzene-permeation-through-drinking-water-high-density-polyethylene-(HDPE)-pipes, claims “The simulated permeation curves of benzene for SIDR 9 and SIDR 7 series of HDPE pipes indicated that small diameter pipes were more vulnerable to permeation of benzene than large diameter pipes, and the breakthrough of benzene into the HDPE pipe was retarded and the corresponding permeation flux decreased with an increase of the pipe thickness. HDPE pipes exposed to an instantaneous plume exhibited distinguishable permeation characteristics from those exposed to a continuous source with a constant input”.

Abstract from the ASCE Pipelines 2017 library wrote (I boldfaced for emphasis)… “The Arlington Water Utilities selected pre-chlorinated pipe bursting to install new HDPE in place while reducing customer impacts, minimizing capital spending and reducing operational costs. Murphy Pipelines, who specializes this technology, was awarded the project. To date, work has progressed replacing more than 13,000 linear feet of existing 6-in AC water main with new 8-in HDPE pipe“. 

This article shows the vendor Arlington has contracted with has a range of 2″ to 16″ piping, https://www.murphypipelines.com/pre-chlorinated-pipe-bursting.

This article that speaks of how the U.K. has been using plastics piping historically and coincidentally has a quote from our Arlington TX representative.

So are we leader in the Benzene-leaching-experiment in using 8-inch HDPE in our Urban Drilling town? 


How did I come to question if plastic was a good material in piping? Well just read about the cancer cluster along a known pipeline that was PE-100 and was carrying wastewater from fracking (produced water) and where Benzene was found in the soil!

As usual, here are my love letters proving I give a shit…

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthtexas.gov>; Betsy Price <betsy.price@fortworthgov.org>; “bradley.hodges@ftworthgov.org” <bradley.hodges@ftworthgov.org>; Fort Worth District2 <district2@fortworthtexas.gov>; “allison.grey@fortworthtexas.gov” <allison.grey@fortworthtexas.gov>; Jim Bradbury <jim@bradburycounsel.com>; “tom.edwards@fortworthtexas.gov” <tom.edwards@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district2@fortworthgov.org” <district2@fortworthgov.org>; “district3@fortworthgov.org” <district3@fortworthgov.org>; “district3@fortworthtexas.gov” <district3@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district4@fortworthtexas.gov” <district4@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district4@fortworthgov.org” <district4@fortworthgov.org>; “district5@fortworthgov.org” <district5@fortworthgov.org>; “district8@fortworthgov.org” <district8@fortworthgov.org>; “district5@fortworthtexas.gov” <district5@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district6@fortworthtexas.gov” <district6@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district6@fortworthgov.org” <district6@fortworthgov.org>; “district7@fortworthtexas.gov” <district7@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district8@fortworthtexas.gov” <district8@fortworthtexas.gov>; “district7@fortworthgov.org” <district7@fortworthgov.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:44 AM
Subject: Can we test soil above the plastic piping holding frack wastewater to Brentwood Compressor Station?
 Please watch this video and then go to my comment….”
We need to do soil tests and investigate if the polyethene? piping from 30 padsites? that go to the Chesapeake pilot “vaporization of produced water” at the Brentwood/arc park Compressor Station in Ft Worth has internal aluminum or other lining in the pipes so that benzene doesn’t permeate/diffuse through the pipes.”
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Zacariah Hildenbrand <zac@informenv.com>; Kevin A. Schug <kschug@uta.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:39 AM
Subject: Can we test soil and end user water where an old gasoline station & new HDPE is in?


I’m still mad that no one from the City in Ft Worth responded to me that we need to test the soil that runs along the plastic pipeline at the Brentwood compressor station where other fracking padsites pipe their wastewater to.
If Benzene is leaching in the soil along the way, we need to know that.

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:36 AM
Subject: Can we test soil and end user water where an old gasoline station & new HDPE is in?


Kim Feil
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Can we test soil and end user water where an old gasoline station & new HDPE is in?
We consider pipe material when designing main replacement projects. This is also a consideration for servicelines as well as the water main. 

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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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