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Oil and Gas Wells--potential Polluters of the Environment?

Authors
Collins-AG
Source
Ch in Fresh Water Pollution I Mss Information Corp New York 1:66-76
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010653
Abstract
An investigation was made of several possible ways that activities associated with the production of oil and gas can contribute to the pollution of the environment. The study indicated that possible polluters include the following: drilling fluids, drilling muds, well treatment chemicals, corrosion inhibitors, friction reduction additives, crude oil, natural gases, oilfield brines, abandoned disposal ponds, and inadequate subsurface disposal wells. It was recommended that the mineral wealth should be extracted from oilfield brines to help pay disposal costs and conserve valuable natural resources.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1973
Identifying No.
OP 70-73
NIOSH Division
BERC;
Source Name
Ch. in Fresh Water Pollution I. Mss Information Corp., New York, V. 1, PP. 66-76
State
NY;
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