An Arlington resident living near UTA recently tested positive for Ethylbenzene and m,p-Xylene in her body. The drilling started in 2007 and they are STILL drilling. There are now about 22 or maybe 24 wells.
The map below shows UTA-A-Unit, UTA-B-Unit, and UTA-C-Unit wells that are operated by Carrizo Oil and Gas. Based on Texas Railroad Commission records, there are 22 wells either permitted or completed for this area.
An IR video shows significant emissions from the Carrizo UTA Facility. Add to those emissions, the long-term exposure to diesel fumes from the drilling rigs and increased truck traffic. KTVT, Channel 11 reported on this issue in 2008 and you can see the diesel emission from the rig in the VIDEO.
A filter is available for the drilling rigs that will prevent the diesel emissions but there is no regulation to require drillers to use the filter and they refuse to voluntarily take that measure. They should live up to their claims of being “good neighbors” and use the filters.
I posted about this Arlington area last year.
Knowing this, I would not send my kid to UTA!
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