Saturday, October 26, 2013

AP: Nearly 300 oil spills in ND in two years, none reported to public

The Associated Press reports that, in North Dakota, nearly 300 oil spills occurred during the last two years and the public was not notified of any of them.

North Dakota is the second-largest producer of oil in the United States.

Attention to the ubiquity of oil spills in the northern Great Plains state was drawn by a significant leak in its northwestern region earlier this month. That spill, which exceeded 20,000 barrels, was not announced to the public for 11 days after it commenced.