I did an open records request with Arlington P&Z for dispatch records, incident report and field notes related Dalworthington Gardens Compressor Station fire on 10/20/2019 around 9 pm. This was on the fenceline to Campo Verde restaurant and across from kids Camp Thurman where they are downwind to invisible VOC’s 24/7! There is also a senior daycare. facility nearby
I asked for a ballpark figure of associated costs for dispatch and if DWG or the industry will be reimbursing the City of Arlington.
Also asked for IF Arlington officials contacted TCEQ and or RRC as I was told that RRC had no knowledge of the incident, and when I called TCEQ, the air division clerk for gas wells said no one called in any air complaints and the only reason she knew about this was it was on the news.
I drilled her to know WHY there were no urban setback distance requirements for compressor station and this was a gaping hole in regulations. She said the rules come from the legislature (who are lobbied well by the oil & gas industry). I asked as experts, don’t they advise the folks in Austin so they could create a setback distance for urban compressor stations, and she said she did not know if any TCEQ experts has asked our legislators to address this.
Here is the footage, https://youtu.be/QLbVrmueWDE
Back in 2013 a business with an employee 50 feet from the fence line told me he was seeing a doctor for an UNdiagnosed stomach issue that I feel could be an exposure to the 24/7 vocs in the air, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/tanner-dwg-dfw-midstream-compressor-station-care-list/.
Of course there have been a couple other mishaps I am aware of in years past at or nearby….