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Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements

This study shows that available data prove between 2 and 16 percent of fracked wells have reported spills each year, with North Dakota reporting the most. Abstract: Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 …

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Childhood hematologic cancer and residential proximity to oil and gas development

Oil and gas development emits known hematological carcinogens, such as benzene, and increasingly occurs in residential areas. This study found, among others, that young persons (0–24 years old) in Colorado with ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) were most likely to live close to oil and gas wells. Abstract Background Oil and gas development emits known hematological …

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Dangerous and Close: Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk

More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. The finding comes from a new study (see PDF) by Environment America Research & Policy Center that exposes …

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Groundwater methane in relation to oil and gas development and shallow coal seams in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado

Example of a wellbore failure (Graphic: Sherwood et al., PNAS 2016)

Abstract: Unconventional oil and gas development has generated intense public concerns about potential impacts to groundwater quality. Specific pathways of contamination have been identified; however, overall rates of contamination remain ambiguous. We used an archive of geochemical data collected from 1988 to 2014 to determine the sources and occurrence of groundwater methane in the Denver-Julesburg …

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Characterizing Air Emissions from Natural Gas Drilling and Well Completion Operations in Garfield County, Colorado

This public and industry sponsored field study by Jeff Collett and colleagues, Colorado State University (CSU), is the first in class to quantify emissions of chemical compounds (air toxics, ozone precursors, and methane) during new well development and to characterize how these compounds are dispersed in the atmosphere downwind of the site. The study was …

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Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional HVHF

Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus, Barnett, and Niobrara Shale Plays Authors: Marsha Haley, Michael McCawley, Anne C. Epstein, Bob Arrington, and Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke Abstract Background: There is an increasing awareness of the multiple potential pathways leading to human health risks from hydraulic fracturing. Setback distances are …

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Concurrence of aqueous and gas phase contamination of groundwater in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado

Concurrence of aqueous and gas phase contamination of groundwater in the Wattenberg oil and gas field of northern Colorado Li H, Son JH, Carlson KH. Abstract The potential impact of rapid development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling on regional groundwater quality has received significant attention. Major concerns …

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