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Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in North Dakota, Public in Dark for Days Due to Government

Friday, 11 October 2013 10:32

By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog | Report




Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history.


(Photo: Nicole Bengiveno / The New York Times)Though the spill occurred on September 29, the

U.S. National Response Center – tasked with responding to chemical and oil spills – did not make the report available until October 8 due to the ongoing government shutdown.

“The center generally makes such reports available on its website within 24 hours of their filing, but services were interrupted last week because of the U.S. government shutdown,” explained Reuters.

The “Incident Summaries” portion of the National Response Center’s website is currently down, and the homepage notes, “Due to [the] government shutdown, some services may not be available.” Please click the link to TruthOut for the rest of this important story: http://truth-out.org/news/item/19372-over-865200-gallons-of-fracked-oil-spill-in-north-dakota-public-in-dark-for-days-due-to-government-shutdown

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