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MAR 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oil, gas regulators say next flood could be worse

DENVER (AP) — The nearly 92,000 gallons of oil and polluted water that spilled from storage tanks during last fall's catastrophic Colorado flood have washed away without a trace, but future floods could be more damaging, state regulators said Monday. The suggestions from the commission's staff include requiring that storage tanks be anchored with cables so they're less likely to tip and spill and requiring all wells within a certain distance of waterways to be equipped with devices that allow operators to shut them down remotely. The commission's staff is also recommending new requirements ... Read More

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