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New (2nd) whistleblower on coverup of spill size of Exxon Valdez

Cross-link to latest breaking news:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142374921#post7

Also details systemic issues with construction of fracking gas plants in oil boom area.

Whistleblower Details Flawed Construction at ND Gas Plants with Downplayed Huge Spill

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142374921
Cross link to Latest Breaking News

Partial summary (much more at link above)
A former oil & gas industry employee describes a dangerous safety culture among companies operating in North Dakota and the state's regulators. An underground leak of natural gas condensate estimated at 11 million gallons - comparable to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill - has continuously been reported as a spill of only 10 gallons until exposed by an earlier whistleblower on desmogblog.com. “North Dakota is basically a Petrostate,” the second whistleblower, Paul Lehto, is quoted as saying. “There is regulatory capture, and sure that happens in other areas, but nowhere is it more extreme than in North Dakota.”

Whistleblower Reveals Flawed Construction at Gas Plants Where Massive Spill Downplayed by State

Source: www.desmogblog.com

https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/10/01/whistle-blower-lehto-oneok-north-dakota-gas-plants-spill


Read more: Link to sourcehttps://www.desmogblog.com/2019/10/01/whistle-blower-lehto-oneok-north-dakota-gas-plants-spill



The state of North Dakota continues to attempt to downplay a spill estimated by Oneok itself in documents as 11,000,000 gallons of gasoline condensate - as large as the Exxon Valdez spill. A second whistleblower now comes forward to detail flawed construction at ND gas plants , adding a second issue that was never revealed during the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) controversy.

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