Colorado

Feb 6, 2014 10:16 AM by Bethany Rhodes

Colo oil, gas regulators to discuss flood damage

DENVER (AP) - Oil and gas regulators are discussing whether to create new rules after more than a dozen spills of petroleum products were blamed on major flooding last September.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is holding a meeting in Denver on Thursday to review what it calls the lessons learned.

Rushing floodwaters and debris damaged numerous oil and gas sites in northern and eastern Colorado. The commission said more than 43,000 gallons of petroleum products spilled from overturned or damaged tanks.

The commission also said 18,000 gallons of water containing impurities from wells was released.

The floods killed nine people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.

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