Julie Wilson, Public Relations Spokeperson for Chesapeake, states that flowback vapor is just steam.
“The “vapor” you see from the tanks on this site is steam from hot water. […] Despite the alarming stories that are unfortunately sometimes circulated, we can assure you there are no harmful emissions to worry about.”
The evidence is in. It's not just steam.
The City of Colleyville hired Modern Geosciences, an independent environmental consultant firm to monitor Titan's mini-frack job. Methane, VOC's, Xylene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Nitric Oxide, and Ammonia were detected during both the fracking and flowback process. Here is the link of their findings: http://www.colleyville.com/images/content/files/communitydevelopment/final_air_quality_analysis_summary.pdf
We think Arlington should hire an independent consultant to monitor drilling activities, but our gas well regulator has been busy these days. Here he is sitting on a panel with industry representatives promoting gas drilling at a recent UTA seminar. (He's the one on the right.)
There are lots of rules for all of these drill pad sites. Feel safer now?