After The Flood: No Mandated Changes For Oil And Gas Industry

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Nathan Heffel/KUNC

An oil and gas site near the St. Vrain Creek. Metal berms replace earthen ones.

Some of the more striking images from Colorado’s massive flooding in September 2013 were of inundated oil and gas pads, washed out earthen berms and overturned storage tanks. In all, over 48,000 gallons of oil and condensate spilled.

While changes have been made in the industry to prepare for another flood, so far, they’re strictly voluntary. Click here to listen and read more from Reporter Nathan Heffel, with Inside Energy member station KUNC.