Here’s another case where people were exposed to hexavalent chromium used in drilling operations. In this case soldiers serving in Iraq were exposed to hexavalent chromium used to prevent corrosion.
Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc., or KBR, describes itself on its Web site as the U.S. Army’s largest contractor and a “technology-driven engineering, procurement and construction company.” The Army gave KBR a contract to rebuild the wrecked water treatment facility plant, which pumps water into the ground to force oil out.
For more information on hydraulic fracturing and the loophole that allows the oil and gas industry to recklessly endanger human health and safety see:
Midland Hexavalent Chromium Contamination Spreads. Hydraulic Fracture Giant Still Prime Suspect.
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SPPA Leadership says
The cynical abuse of these men is horrifying. Someone needs to be held seriously accountable for this.
As the evidence for damage from these toxic chemicals piles up, the issue of their use by energy companies becomes more obviously unacceptable. Perhaps the injuries to these men will help shine the light of public exposure on them.
cindy king says
I LIVE IN THE CONTAMINATED WATER
SITE IN MIDLAND,TX. I FOR THE LIFE OF ME CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW
TCEQ THINKS ITS DOING ITS JOB. PEOPLE
WAKE UP, THIS IS A VERY DANGERIOUS AND VOLITEL SITUATION HERE. TCEQ HAS MADE SO AMNY MISTAKES AND IS OUT RIGHT LYING TO THE PEOPLE OVER THIS. AND I HAVE PROFF OF THIS. YES THEIR IS A PROBLEM, BUT LOOK AT ALL THE POSSIBLITIES FROM HOW THIS HAS HAPPENED. NOT JUST GO BY WHAT YOUR GOOD OLD BUDDIES FROM CALIFORNIA AND THIER "POINT PEOPLE SAY OR THINK" GET TO THE TRUTH; WHICH FROM FRIM EVIDENCE IN HAND ON MY PART MAKES TCEQ AND THIER BUDDIES HERE THE ONES DOING THE WRONG THING!!! YES WE NEED TO KNOW WHO DID THIS AND FIX IT BUT DONT ACHIVE YOUR GOAL BY LYING AND CHEATING YOURSELFS. WE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS NIGHTMARE, YET YOU SO CONVENANTLY OVER LOOK PEOPLE TO MEET YOUR OWN NEEDS. FACT!!! IF YOU TRUST TCEQ ON ANYTHING / BEWARE THIER MORE CURPT THAN THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS!!! AS FOR THE BRCOVITCH GROUP OUT OF CALIFORNIA; THE ONLY THING THIER LOOKING FOR IS MORE MEDIA HYPE AND THE MONEY THEY CAN MAKE FROM IT, THEY IN NO WAY REALLY CARE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS, OTHER THAN THE MONEY. THEY GET 33% PLUS EXPENCES; WELL WHEN YOUR FYING FROM ONE TO TEN OR MORE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO HERE SOME CHARGEING AS MUCH AS
$`1O,OOO.OO UP TO OVER $100,OOO,OO
PER DAY OR A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL THE LAWSUIT; WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE LEFT WITH; YOU MAY OR MAY NOT GET FILTERS, WHITCH DONT WORK OR HAS TO BE REPLACED AT $4,000.00 EACH EVERY 2 WEEKS OR SONNER! IF AND I MEAN IF YOUR LUCKY / YOU MIGHT GET CITY WATER IN 2 TO 3 YRS?? YOU HAVE OTHER RECOURSE/ AT LEAST LOOK AT YOUR OPTIONS HERE; DONT GET COUGHT UP IN THIS "HYPED UP MESS" THAT IS ONLY GOING TO CAUSE MORE DELAYS AND LONGER SUFFERING!!!!!!!!
C.B. KING MIDLAND.TX