This video was recorded today in Fort Worth, Texas. These cigar shaped tank trucks are used to haul frack flowback and are commonly known as “dragon trucks” after the manufacturer. Frack waste haulers are on the low end of the fracking pyramid – they have billions of gallons of frack flowback to get rid of and they are paid by the load, so they are inclined to speed and cut corners. They also have to pay a tipping fee to the disposal well owner to take their load. This fella seems to have forgotten to close the valve on his load of 130 BBLs (5,460 gallons) of frack waste.
Or maybe he left it open on purpose? You know, trucking to those disposal wells is so expensive, and there’s just so much of this toxic radioactive frack goo that it’s hard to know what to do with it all. Dump it in the creek when no one is looking? Dump it in the woods? (In Texas, as in most states, frack waste is not recycled, it’s dumped, supposedly in disposal wells.)
Or just open up the valve and drive around the DFW Metroplex until the tank is dry. Take the tipping fees intended for the disposal well and split ‘em with your boss.
The same frack waste hauler ran over a 14 year old boy on a bike last year.
On their way to a Chesapeake frack site. . .
Frack Truck Dumping on Road Ft Worth TX 4-5-2014