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Brine Contamination to Plains and Potholes Environments from Energy Development in the Williston Basin

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STEPPE in the News:

The Bakken Magezine, 09/03/14: USGS continues research on water in the Williston Basin

USGS Science Feature, 06/04/14: Understanding the Relation between Energy and the Environment using Integrated Science

AAPG Explorer, June 2014: Saline Water in Bakken: Where Did it Come From?

Billings Gazette, 04/25/14: Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

Missoula Independent, 04/17/14: Still spreading - Poplar residents find time doesn't heal all wounds

Missoula Independent, 02/20/14: The damage done - A Montana community braces for the next oil boom while still dealing with the devastating effects of the last one.

LA Times, 01/08/14: Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds

Energy Wire, 11/22/13: Bakken Shale - As oil production sts in, pollution starts to migrate


 





 

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