Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

North Dakota Had 292 Oil Spills In 2 Years – Only Disclosed 1 To The Public

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:12
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

22 November 2016

 - North Dakota had nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, none of which were reported to the public.

From January 2012 – September 2013, these pipeline spills were just a part of approximately 750 “oil field incidents” that took place in the state without the public’s knowledge, according to a report by The Associated Press. It’s estimated that around 4,328 barrels worth of oil were spilled in this period.

In an another case, a break in a Tesoro Corp. pipeline resulted in approximately 20,600 barrels of oil spreading over an area the size of seven football fields. Officials claimed that no wildlife or water sources were harmed by the spill, which apparently led them to conclude that the public did not need to be notified.

The only incident in which the public was notified was an instance in which an oil truck was involved in a collision in 2012.

Earth Heal – News For An Earth In Transition


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.