Chesapeake is at it again in Arlington. I have received reports of health effects from exposure to flowback fumes.
If you live near the Lynn Smith drill site located at 2514 W Division St., Arlington, TX please take care.
See the Survival tab for instructions on reporting. Keep track of any health symptoms you experience. Documentation is important.
Click HERE to learn about previous Flowback issues in Arlington.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Documentation is KEY. Dates, times, places, what you smell, what it smells like, duration, intensity. Y’all also need to be logging complaints with the TCEQ. Yes, the TCEQ may not do much, but that’s just that more documentation you have. So, while Aubrey enjoys his $400 bottle of wine, puzzled by the fact that he doesn’t see the carnage his frackers create, you’ll have plenty of documentation to support your claims.
Fish Creek Neighbor says
I called TCEQ during the flowback stage at our drill site not long ago, and they stated they detected no odors and did not even bother to grab an air sample. Meanwhile, my city tells me it is just water vapor. All I can say is that was the most foul, pungent odor I ever smelled, and it gave me tightness in my chest and heart palpitations. That can’t be good.
Fracking Crazy says
I did the math the other day, on implications for illness in Shale areas.
North Texas has a reported asthma rate of 25%
Sulfa Allergies account for roughly 3% of the population.
Sulfer allergies account for about 1% of the population.
If you have asthma and develop a sulfa allergy, highly likely since most allergy medicines contain a sulfa based component, then you’re really in trouble.
So roughly 28% of the population has an increased risk of immediate development of illness in shale gas extraction locations. Isn’t that enough?? Almost 1/3rd of the population negatively effected by gas?????
I drove by the drill site at 12:30 pm today(3/4/12). It was still emitting. I am going back to check on it in a little while, and will video if I see anything of interest.
Kim Feil says
Yesterday the owner of a business who is 65 feet from the fenceline at this drill site left me a message to call her cause she was experiencing a “horrible” odor. Since I knew that TCEQ was “closed” -(funny how that is when they like to flow back), both she and I called Arlington 911. I was glad to get on public record via the recording how the night before (Friday night) another lady and her son were stuck at the red light breathing those fumes and reported health effects on Facebook. My own son was long boarding in the area earlier that day and I rushed to pick him up…I didn’t think this site was active..they fracked in December..anyway when I picked him (and his friend) up around 8 pm, unusually my son had no appetite and by 10:15 pm the bedroom was dark and both 15 year olds were knocked out til the next day. Usually they game well into the 2 am hours when they do a sleep over…not Friday night…antidotal? U decide
You all are hypacritcle nuts. You take their mony, then you MF them. Morons ! I think mental illness issues are more important…………..
You all are suckers for the unbased rants a raves of a few. You all are being used by a few. How come only a certain few people -all in one family get sick ? Mass hysteria? simple minds? Easily lead? Good God, you take the drillers money. donate it to the Red Cross if you are truelly honest rebels. Or just dance with who brung ya. Geez, wanna be hippies, without a cause. Take a bath.
Well said, dude.