More sick kids in ExxonMobil’s district 4 From Rancho los Malulos.
This happens to be in McAllen, TX. REMEMBER MCALLEN?
This is what happens when you give Big Oil Carte blanche and put profit before safety and, HELL, just plain old common sense!
Leukemia linked compounds found in Exxon’s pits
Ask your county commissioners and representatives why we are allowing Big Oil to use unlined sludge pits instead of closed loop systems! Ask the Texas Railroad Commission why they allow these pits to remain for years!
How about a Texas Black Angus burger with a side of benzene and some mercury sprinkles?
Or maybe you want to visit quaint Greenwood, Texas and take a deep breath of our air.
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wise county will be a brown out area because the leaders there are so in the pocket of the oil and gas industry. it’s the poor people and their children who live there who will suffer.
Wise County is not alone! Where there is big oil & gas money lining pockets of our leaders, it is almost impossible to hold them accountable for their actions.
One would think they could turn to the TCEQ, their congressman, or the Governor for help, but one would be badly disillusioned.
With enough local outcry, public awareness & support, you might possibly appeal to your local county comissioners. They have to look you & their neighbors in the eye and make decissions.
They too have been aproached by the big energy companies & it is difficult for them to help.
However, with enough pressure from their constitutes, they might do the right thing. But, it is an uphill battle.
Keep up with the public awareness & outcries. Don't forget prayer.. We will need it for this uphill battle.
Sandra K. McDaniel CAWS.PA says
Does it take an illusion to make you think your water is safe?
Poisons are used in drilling fluids and they are yet exempt and your water is in danger.
A closed loop system does not protect your underground aquifers.
The gas industry continues to drill and dump toxic poisons in drilling fluids into underground cavities, crevices, perhaps called unlined underground pits where drilling poisons remain, seep out, move along, and seep silently, invisibly, odorless, and tastelessly into drinking water supplies?
Here is the looping picture:
The closed loop system uses less water, saves on the surface spills…..
but drillers are yet recirculating poisons in drilling fluids. The poisons used in fluids compromise water as it remains in "Crevices, Cavity Pits" naturally created by God, no liners by the underground designer; poisons hide underground to the flow out naturally into well water supplies.
Gas drillers aren't God and don't know exactly when they are going to hit God created aquifers before a driller has put a pipe through the aquifer.
The drillbit chews away and into the aquifer with toxic chemicals, adding toxic surfactants to counter the water and cuttings to bring cuttings back to the surface.
After the cuttings are controlled, the bit continues to chew into other formations and then the pipe is installed through the aquifer but the drillbit and chemicals were already there before it landed. God only knows what is underground and drillers are known to get into the wrong formations or crash into a fault and release poison into aquifers.
Humm….. how safe is your water supply…how deep is your well water…is there a pipe in the aquifer before the drillbit gets there with its toxic surfactants such as was used in the BP oil spill? A surfactant with 2 butoxyethanol, Aqua Clear Airfoam B, is a match for the Gulf incident, used in Clearville, PA gas drilling operations.
Don't tell citizens their water is safe because you used a closed loop system. Bull!
A closed loop system is like putting your hand over your eyes, saying… I can't see it, I think I am safe, go ahead?
A closed loop system is like putting food in your mouth, chewing and swallowing it and not getting any on your shirt.
Folks: The poisons are yet in the drilling fluids inside crevices in underground formations, that is where you need a closed loop system; but God didn't design the underground formations for a man made closed loop system, did he?
Did the gas industry design something to make you feel safer?
The underground crevices and cavities fill up with man made drilling fluid poisons and won't save lives.
Questions for the gas industry:
1. Which gas industry official using closed loop systems will be the first to warrant and guarantee drilling fluid poisons won't get into nearby (1500 ft) of a private well water supply?
2. Which gas industry official will be the first to commit to pay costs for full blown pre and post water tests to prove there are no man made chemicals in private water wells near gas drilling using a closed loop system?
Tips for our good neighbors:
Wash your vegetables if you bought them in the store, poisons are used in pesticides and absorb into the skin, peel it off. Don't eat poisons.
Don't drink private well water near gas drilling which also uses pesticides and other toxic poisons in drilling fluids unless the gas industry has paid to have it tested by a state lab of your choice for hundreds of man made toxic chemicals. Don't drink poisons.
How funny. I was just preparing a blog post about closed loop systems and I am using the analogy of playing peek-a-boo with a baby.