According to the data, which came from the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, there were a total of 354 incidents reported in 2016. That’s almost one incident daily for the entire year.
As for the reports, they include pipeline leaks, spills, fires, and gas flaring. These incidents occurred at oil and gas wells, gas processing plants, and along pipelines.
Most incidents occurred in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah, a stunning expanse of high desert lands lying at the southern foot of the Uinta Mountains. Sadly, the Basin has been hammered by fracking and continues to face major threats from the oil and gas industry, putting the region’s clean air and water, wildlife, and public lands at risk.
Click here or on the map below, check out where these incidents occurred and click on the points to learn more about the who, what, why, when, and how.
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