DWG Compressor Station fire, why are there NO urban gas processing setback rules?

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

campo verde comperssor station fire oct 20 2019 (2)

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….

Betty’s cat vomited in car driving by DWG Compressor Station / Dimmit FLIR tells all

https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/karnes-county-tx-uneconomics-of-those-wells-that-dont-pay-back-in-2yrs-well-choke-mgmt/,

AND

DFW Scanner reported Pantego / DWG Major Gas Leak Near Compression Station 10/3/15

https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/dfw-scanner-reported-pantego-dwg-major-gas-leak-near-compression-station-10315/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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