Days after a tanker truck tipped over and spilled a large volume of toxic waste steps from the Poudre River, state regulators said they don't know what the truck was carrying or how much it spilled.
- "State Regulators said they don't know how much was spilled"
- State COGCC documents indicated that 200 gallons (of a 5,000 gallon truck) had remained in the tanker truck while it appears 4,800 gallons were released into the environment.
- The company hired to drive the truck containing the fluids, Bar-S trucks create manifestation reports which indicate origin of fluids, volume and contents of fluids and ultimately, the unused fracking fluid's destination.
- Colorado State Patrol states that because fracking fluids are not regulated there are no fluid volumes or contents.
- "Regulators unsure of fracking truck contents after spill?"
- This statement factually collides with the CDPHE's documents.
- Regulators also claim they do not believe the fracking industry fluids entered river.
- How can the "regulators" stand by this claim when a 5,000 gallon truck containing "unused fracking fluids" crashed and released all but 200 gallons into the environment? It was 11:30 PM when the tanker crash happened. There are no lights and emergency response arrived after the fluids were released. The statement wouldn't hold water in court.
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Bar-S co-owner Patty Smith, the company that operated the hauling truck that crashed said: The "undesirable” product commonly contains large amounts of dissolved salts, hydrocarbons, trace metals and radionuclides, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- The aforementioned chemicals are known to be carcinogenic, corrosive, and endocrine disrupting (mutates your DNA) chemicals.
- Using the word "undesirable" appears to be willful negligence to not inform the public to immediate or long-term potential risk.
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Robert Breckenridge, landowner and site of location where the tanker truck spilled. Mr. Breckenridge filed an official complaint with the COGCC.
Location of concern: “Tanker Spill in my yard in Poudre Canyon at 9552 Poudre Canyon Rd., Bellvue, CO. 80512 at approximately mm 112 on W. State Hwy 14. Issue: I knew it was matter of time until one wrecked at our property because many have been screeching around the corner (sharp curve) and many have sounded like they have just barely made it around curve without wrecking.”
“One did wreck last Thursday evening about 11pm spilling its entire contents of hot black fluid into my yard and down road.I would like to have my well checked for fracking fluid or contaminants from the fluid and get any contaminants mitigated.”
“I would like to have my well checked for fracking fluid orCOMPLAINT contaminants from the fluid and get any contaminants mitigated. Well use: household Well drilled in 2003.”
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It appears that Sandridge Exploration and Production LLC was hauling post-fracking flowback water from Peterson Ridge #1-20H an actively producing horizontal oil well in Jackson County, CO where the surface and mineral owner is leased by the Federal Government.
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QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS:
- DEMAND A FULL POLICE REPORT ON THIS ACCIDENT
- DEMAND WASTE MANIFEST BILL OF LADING/ THAT DESCRIBES THE SOURCE OF THE SPILLED WASTE AS PER RULE 906.b.(2) FACILITY OF ORIGIN, VOLUMES, CONTENTS, MSDS, AND DESTINATION FACILITY.
- DEMAND EPA REPORTS DUE TO FRACKING INDUSTRY RELATED FLUIDS POTENTIALLY ENTERING WATERS OF THE STATE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE POUDRE RIVER.
- HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE REPORTING PARTIES CLEARLY AND ACCURATELY STATE THAT NO FRACKING INDUSTRY FLUIDS FROM THE CRASH ENTERED THE POUDRE RIVER" WHEN THIS HAPPENED AT 11:30 PM? THERE ARE LITTLE TO NO LIGHTS IN THE REMOTE AREA AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICERS RESPONDED MUCH LATER IN TIME AFTER THE TANKER TRUCK HAD DISCHARGED WHAT APPEARS TO BE 4,800 GALLONS OF FLUIDS ON, NEAR AND DOWN THE RIVER BANK?
- THE INITIAL REPORT STATES THAT THE FLUID REPORTEDLY SPILLED WAS "UNUSED FRACKING WATER" AND BECAUSE IT IS NOT A REGULATED SUBSTANCE THE CDPHE WOULD NOT KNOW THE VOLUME OF FLUIDS RELEASED. THE STATE PATROL OFFICER NOTED THAT THE FLUID APPEARED TO NOT EVAPORATE AS WATER WOULD AND HAD RUN A SPECTROGRAPHY ON IT, WHERE THE RESULTS DETERMINED THE CONTENTS WERE "UNKNOWN."
- DEMAND A FULL RESPONSE AS TO WHY NEARLY EVERY PART OF FORM 19 HAD TO BE REVISED. DATA SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO; DATE OF SPILL, LOCATION OF SPILL, INITIAL ESTIMATED VOLUME OF SPILL, TYPE OF FLUID WAS CHANGED FROM UNUSED FRACKING FLUID TO FLOWBACK, ETC.
- WERE THE INITIAL REPORTING PARTIES LYING ABOUT THE CONTENTS AND TYPE OF FLUID RELEASED DURING THE ACCIDENT AND THEN LATER CHANGED?
- TWO SOIL/WATER SAMPLES WERE CONDUCTED ON 08AUGUST 2018 WITH A 24 HOUR ANALYSIS TURNAROUND AND YET 20 DAYS LATER HAVE NOT BEEN UPLOADED TO THE COGCC'S PUBLIC DATABASE. DEMAND ALL ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES TAKEN AT SPILL SITE.
- IT APPEARS THAT MR. ROBERT BRECKENRIDGE'S 60' DEEP PRIVATE WATER WELL # 12571-A WAS CONTAMINATED BY THE FRACKING INDUSTRY FLUID RELEASE. PLEASE REFER TO ABOVE IMAGES AND COGCC LINK AND URL http://cogcc.state.co.us/COGIS/EnviroSample.asp?facid=759810 COLORADO DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES LINK AND URL http://www.dwr.state.co.us/WellPermitSearch/View.aspx?receipt=0441690
- SAMPLE SITE #2 COGCC LINK AND URLhttp://cogcc.state.co.us/COGIS/EnviroSample.asp?facid=759809 COLORADO DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES LINK AND URL http://www.dwr.state.co.us/WellPermitSearch/View.aspx?receipt=3619278
All current official COGCC , CDPHE etc. data files on this incident can be found HERE