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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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Developing monitoring plans to detect spills related to natural gas production

A water monitoring station at a small creek in a foggy valley

This study sheds a light on the difficulty to detect toxic substances stemming from drilling and exploiting oil and natural gas wells. The authors suggest to place sensors, when practical, at the mouths of small watersheds where drilling activities or spill risks are present, as contaminant travel distance strongly affects concentrations in surface water systems. …

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Brine Spills Associated with Unconventional Oil Development in North Dakota

This study of the Duke University’s Nicolas School of the Environment shows widespread water and soil contamination caused by more than 3.900 wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota. Researchers found high levels of ammonium, selenium, lead and other toxic contaminants as well as high salts in the brine-laden wastewater, which primarily comes …

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