Benzene in Denton Creek Watershed from Aruba Petroleum Barnett Shale Gas Well

by TXsharon on February 22, 2010

in Aruba, EPA, TCEQ, Texas Railroad Commission

The pictures in the following video were taken at an Aruba Petroleum Barnett Shale gas well.

Tests show the following chemicals:

TCEQ says to call TRC.

TRC says to call TCEQ.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Brown Bess February 22, 2010 at 12:49 am

Xylene ain't exactly spring water either, and at these levels might qualify as toxic waste – you know, if it was regulted.


Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 2:10 am

Just another example of our finger pointing state agencies! WAJ they are.


SaveFloMo February 22, 2010 at 4:56 am

This makes me sick!!!!!!!!!
Amy Yaeger


Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

With Congress investigating, this has got to get better soon. SOS to Dr Al-has anyone ever been more in the right place for the right time?


Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Anybody ever test for mercury up there?


Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I had an appraiser tell me once, "Gas drilling will never affect property values and there is no study or proof to say otherwise." I would agree with the "there is no study." So maybe this should be listed as an "amenity".


Another Concerned Citizen February 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I just keep scratching my head and think, how do they just keep getting away with this type of activity?
It should be a crime.


Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Were these air or soil tests? Who performed the testing?


David McFatridge February 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

If you want Congress to talk to Mayor Tillman and to see this youtube video of polution. Email them by following this link:


Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

So, no one knows where this information came from?


Cynthia February 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

S.O.S. heard, viewed, and inquiries are happening. Thanks for posting. It truly is disgusting.


TXsharon February 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Of course I know where the information came from and it's rock solid.


Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Care to share? Do I need to beg?


David McFatridge February 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Denton Creek flows into Grapevine Lake which is the water source for the city of Grapevine. Has anyone contacted the city of Grapvine about this toxic dumping going on up stream? or the local Grapvine news paper? Just an idea…


TXsharon February 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I have not contacted them. I barely have time to eat and sleep. =)


Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I understand, although I'm certain I have not put as much time into this as you have, I certainly can relate. It is important we have a symphony of testing saying the same thing, and not a solo by Wolf Eagle. They can't marginalize everyone and the more professional firms that come up with this type of testing, the better.


TXsharon February 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I don't get your point and I'm not inclined to give out information to anonymous.


Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I understand, I'll contact you directly.


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