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Launch of New Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153

Yesterday I snapped a picture of a frack job…. Now that the new OSHA silica standard just went into effect 9/23/2017, I wondered if this pad site was in compliance and if the public would FINALLY get protection from flying frack … Continue reading

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#SaveLakeArlington What OSHA says about Produced Waters’ RADIOACTIVITY

In looking for more info on how a south Texas valley rancher lost his leg and rhino from radioactive poisoned piping that was repurposed as fencing (courtesy of the Oil & Gas industry decades ago), I found THIS doc …….. … Continue reading

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1 ppm H2S @ Ft Worth Arc Park – unknown long term health effects

“Little information is available on the health effects from low-level exposures. The small body of available information varies widely. By Scott Simonton, Ph.D., PE, Morgan Spears The Arc Park site is one in Ft Worth that I have blogged about … Continue reading

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Arlington Home Odor Invasion Claimed – Vantage Lenox not using frack socks?

I responded to the related youtube video where an Arlington resident is claiming to be experiencing odors strong enough to awake her at 4:30 AM on 12/28/15. On December 30, 2015… “I called the City of Arlington and spoke to Collin … Continue reading

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Sucker Rod Pump Jobs 4 Suckers getting Exposed /WORK OVER RIG FLIR

Or maybe these industry workers just do work over rig jobs (thanks Earthworks for the FLIR imagery)… Do me a favor…do your wife a fracking favor….don’t tell yer boss now… 1) Get a baseline blood/piss BTEX test-yeah pay 4 it … Continue reading

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Cement dust plume in Arlington Medical District – 911 refers me to code = FAIL

update 3/24/2016 —– Forwarded Message —– From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> To: Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov> Cc: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Darwin Myers <darwin.myers@txdot.gov>; Richard Williammee <richard.williammee@txdot.gov>; GovDelivery <txdot@service.govdelivery.com>; “asktxdot@txdot.gov” <asktxdot@txdot.gov>; API User <salesforce_api_admin@txdot.gov>; Michael Peters <michael.peters@txdot.gov> Sent: Thursday, March … Continue reading

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How Now Brown Cow RRC candidate responsive to people impacted by fracking-too bad WE lost

UPDATE Failed RRC candidate Brown suggested Public Health and Safety Empowerment (PHASE) Councils would gauge quality of life impacts on communities, schools and hospitals within 1,500 feet of drilling or waste disposal activities. They’d work with operators to monitor ongoing … Continue reading

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NIOSH/CDC study = HEY dat’s ol’ BENZENE in dem’ dare’ #fracking flowback tanks!

Here is the link to the CDC/NIOSH study released 8/21/14 on the Benzene exposure to workers during flowback. In my comment I speak of how closed, pressurized, ventless flowback tanks should be the energy standard, not open hatch tanks. State Impact … Continue reading

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$7,000 Violation Fine in Hispanic 2010 Arlington Drilling Death

Star Telegram reported that 34-year-old Nabor Alvarado of Alvarado was an employee of Trinidad Drilling, a Canadian company working for Chesapeake Energy. Here is the OSHA report…. https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=314274556 “On July 13, 2010, a floor crew was assembling and installing the track system for … Continue reading

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AISD Fracking Students and Staff Abuse Report #366 / Bowie & Seguin Pic

UPDATE May 2015 on an airshed study for health risks near drilling…. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/may/fracking-may-affect-air-quality-and-human-health-osu-study-finds “Air pollution from fracking operations may pose an under-recognized health hazard to people living near them,” said the study’s coauthor Kim Anderson, an environmental chemist with OSU’s College … Continue reading

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