Arlington citizens sickened by fumes
from Chesapeake hydraulic fracturing flowback
demand independent analysis
of company’s claims
Arlington, TX, Mar 12th – Today Arlington residents, and Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project challenged Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) to provide independent verification of the company’s claim that fumes released from Chesapeake facilities in the Fish Creek, Norwood, and Oaks and Interlochen residential neighborhoods were simply steam – and therefore could not have caused harm to area residents.
You can read the full press release HERE.
When Arlington residents were sickened by fumes from flowback operations in their neighborhood, Julie Wilson, Chesapeake Energy PR representative stated in an email response:
“The “vapor” you see from the tanks on this site is steam from hot water. […] Despite the alarming stories that are unfortunately sometimes circulated, we can assure you there are no harmful emissions to worry about.”
They city of Arlington and TCEQ have also been unresponsive.
For background, videos and photos see:
Chesapeake vents fracking Flowback putting another Arlington community at risk
Arlington fracking flowback misery day four
UPDATE: EcoWatch picked up this release and posted it on their site. Thank you!