This spill happened not far from where I used to live. I rode my bicycle to the Botanical Gardens several times each week. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around what has happened to Ft. Worth, the place I was born and where I lived for 43 years.
From a reader:
I took these pictures this morning at University Drive and I-30. By Botanic Gardens and Trinity Park.
Note the fluid went straight to the storm drain; the Trinity River is about 200 yards away and that’s where storm sewers go. No idea how much went there before firefighters did some blocking.
To give you an idea how bad this produced water is, see the pictures of a field where produced water was dumped May 2008.
Now look at the pictures of that same field May 2010:
Today, that field is still barren.