Colorado Toxic Release Tracker 2013 Summary

495 Spills Were Reported To The COGCC
  • Since January 1, 2013 oil and gas companies reported 495 spills
  • In December, 2013 oil and gas companies were responsible for 36 spills in Colorado
22% Of Spills Resulted In Water Contamination

 

71 Spills Impacted Groundwater

 

41 Spills Impacted Surface Water
  • 210 Spills occurred within 1,000 feet of surface water
  • 136 Spills occurred within 500 feet of surface water
  • 151 Spills occurred less than 50 feet from groundwater
  • 41 Spills occurred between 50 and 100 feet from groundwater

groundwater

surface-water

  • 63 Spills occurred in within 1,500 feet of cows, pigs, sheep, or other livestock
  • 225 Spills occurred within 1,500 feet of a building
  • 65 Spills were larger than 1,000 square feet in size
  • 373 Spills were the result of equipment failure of human error

 

Citation: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, http://cogcc.state.co.us/cogis/IncidentSearch.asp