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Examination of brine contamination risk to aquatic resources from petroleum development in the Williston Basin

Wetlands and oil wells shouldn't mix, but in some areas they do. This explains what problems may arise and how we study the effects of highly salty water produced by oil wells when it leaks into nearby wetlands and streams.

by Gleason, Robert A.; Thamke, Joanna N.; Smith, Bruce D.; Tangen, Brian A.; Chesley-Preston, Tara; and Preston, Todd M.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3047
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Related topics:
Ecosystem management, Ecotoxicology, Industrial pollution, Salinity, Waste treatment and disposal, Wetland ecosystems, Wells, Wetlands
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Saskatchewan, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
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