Friday, October 4, 2013

60,000 Gallons Of Drilling Fluids And Waste Spilled!!!

It has been reported that over 60,000 gallons of oil and gas related fluids were spilled due to the flooding in Colorado.

Pipelines, transportation and storage of oil, gas, frack water and  drilling waste is dangerous. How many permits and variances have been granted too close or in flood plains in Texas?

Some of you in Flower Mound may remember that the town almost let in a huge Centralized Collection Facility (CCF) that would allow the transportation of drilling waste via pipelines throughout the town. The waste would have been stored in multiple storage tanks called tank batteries. Just like the tanks we saw overturned or floating in the flood waters in Colorado. Thankfully the residents woke up and rallied to stop the CCF.
Here are a few past posts about the CCF:
Click here and here

We have heard that drilling seems to be starting up in neighboring towns again. In fact, it appears most of our concerned residents have quietly slipped back into a peaceful sleep when it comes to gas and oil production issues. Last time everyone was sleeping over 80 wells were permitted and close to 60 wells were drilled......