City of Arlington Protests Proposed Saltwater Disposal Well Near Lake

The City of Arlington and the City of Fort Worth have both filed letters with the Texas Railroad Commission protesting BlueStone Natural Resources’ application to create a saltwater disposal well on the Fort Worth side of Lake Arlington.

The proposed well would be used for the underground disposal of produced saltwater and other oil and gas well-related waste water, according to the permit application, which was filed in December with the state.

Both the City of Arlington and the City of Fort Worth have ordinances prohibiting saltwater disposal wells within their city limits.

Click here to read the City Of Arlington’s letter of protest to the Texas Railroad Commission.

Lake Arlington provides drinking water to Arlington, as well as to several northeast Tarrant County communities that are served by the Trinity River Authority. Lake Arlington also is a key part of the Tarrant Regional Water District’s distribution system, which brings source water to Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield and other smaller communities.

BlueStone Natural Resources stated that its waste water would be injected into the porous Ellenburger Formation at depth intervals between 7,850 feet to 11,500 feet, according to its application.

The City of Arlington’s letter to the state raised concerns about the proposed disposal well site’s proximity to the Lake Arlington Dam. The lake holds about 13 billion gallons of water.

The Trinity River Authority has filed a letter with the state in support of the City of Arlington’s protest letter.

The Texas Railroad Commission has scheduled a public hearing in Austin for May 24 and May 25.

 

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Liveable Arlington
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Quick #calltoaction Bluestone Resources wants to drill an injection well to dispose of toxic drilling wastewater right next to Lake Arlington(near 820 and Berry). These wells are prohibited by both Fort Worth and Arlington, but the Railroad Commission is considering the application. The lake is a major drinking water source for hundreds of thousands of people. Wastewater disposal wells cause earthquakes, and can contaminate our water. Please email your opposition letter to Juanita.jimenez@rrc.state.tx.us Here is a template. ——————————————————————- Dear Ms. Jimenez, I am writing to protest the permitting of Bluestone Natural Resources wastewater disposal well with Tracking number 46045 in… Read more »
Kim Feil
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Why blog about this now? Your protest letter was In January and it is March now…

Kim Feil
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January of 2016 I asked the city to join Ft Worth to buy up & permanently shut in these padsites when they were being auctioned, especially since that area is prone to flooding. https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/will-city-buy-auction-12915-quicksilver-padsites-near-flooding-lake-arlington/ letter reads…. From: kim feil To: Buzz Pishkur Cc: Robert Rivera ; Lana Wolff ; Charlie Parker ; Robert Shepard ; Jimmy Bennett ; Michael Glaspie ; Sheri Capehart ; Jeff Williams ; Kathryn Wilemon ; Trey Yelverton ; Cynthia Simmons ; Don Crowson ; “jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov” ; Collin Gregory ; Maria Carbajal ; Jim Parajon ; Brett Shipp ; Cindy Powell Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015… Read more »
Steve Hennessee
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The proximate surface distance from the vital water supply of Lake Arlington is disturbing to say the least. The concern should extend to the subsurface structures, too. The formation below the surface that would store the toxic waste water (referred to euphemistically as “salt water and other related oil and gas well-related waste water”) most likely extends under Lake Arlington and into Arlington city limits. It is hard to fathom how the Texas Railroad Commission could even consider such a proposed waste site within the city limits, much less a site that is near such a sensitive water supply. How… Read more »
Alyssa
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What can residents do to protest this or vote no?

Liveable Arlington
Guest

Quick #calltoaction

Wastewater disposal wells cause earthquakes, and can contaminate our water.
Please email your opposition letter to Juanita.jimenez@rrc.state.tx.us
Here is a template.
——————————————————————-
Dear Ms. Jimenez,

I am writing to protest the permitting of Bluestone Natural Resources wastewater disposal well with Tracking number 46045
in Newark East field for Cravens lease well number1.
Make sure you include your full name and address.

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