List of the Harmed – North Dakota

1-2. Steve and Jacki Schilke
Location: Williston Basin, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis gas wells
Exposure: Water- magnesium, manganese, boron and strontium and sulfates; air – benzene, methane, chloroform, butane, propane, toluene and zylene
Symptoms: Lightheadedness, dizzy and trouble breathing, at times can’t walk without cane
Symptoms (animal): Dogs and cows sick, death
http://www.greatplainsexaminer.com/2012/01/10/welcome-to-boomtown-oil-production-raises-health-concerns/

3. Dustin Bergsing (deceased Jan. 7, 2012)
Location: Dunn County, ND
Gas Facility: Marathon well
Exposure: Air – hydrocarbons
Symptoms: Death from hydrocarbon poisoning
http://bismarcktribune.com/bakken/hydrocarbon-poisoning-blamed-for-n-d-oil-worker-death/article_71b31cc6-c716-11e1-88e1-001a4bcf887a.html

4. Donny Nelson
Location: McKenzie County, North Dakota
Gas Facility: Unknown, gas development
Exposure: Air – hydrogen sulfide emissions; land – oil and brine spills
Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated
http://www.protectpropertyrights.org/nelson.html

5. Brenda Jorgenson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Gas wells
Exposure: Air- fumes from fracking chemicals and waste pit
Symptoms: Eyes and throat burn, headaches
http://www.onearth.org/article/north-dakota-boom-health-problems-fracking?page=2

6. Darwin Peterson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Petro Harvester
Exposure: Spill of 2 million gallons of brine
Symptoms: Farm land ruined
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120608/oil-campanies-north-dakota-boom-gas-drilling-fracking-wastewater-waterways-pollution-dumping-grounds?page=3

7. Daryl Peterson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Gas production
Exposure: Drilling waste releases
Symptoms: Farm land ruined
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120608/oil-campanies-north-dakota-boom-gas-drilling-fracking-wastewater-waterways-pollution-dumping-grounds?page=3

8. Linda Monson
Location: Alexander, ND
Gas Facility: Zenergy Inc. wastewater pipeline
Exposure: Land; water – metals and carcinogenic hydrocarbons in the soil from million gallon spill
Symptoms (animal): Wiped out the creek’s fish, turtles and other life
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120608/oil-campanies-north-dakota-boom-gas-drilling-fracking-wastewater-waterways-pollution-dumping-grounds?page=4

9. Jeffery Todd Kinkaid (deceased 2012)
Location: Mountrail County, ND
Gas Facility: Bakken oil rig
Exposure: Tank explosion
Symptoms: Death, burns to 90% of body
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2214045

10. Mike Krajewski (deceased 2013)
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Halliburton well site
Exposure: N/A
Symptoms: Death
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/387118/group/homepage/

11. Susan Connell
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Brine tankers
Exposure: H2S
Symptoms: Stabbing pains in her stomach, the prelude to a week-long bout of vomiting
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/bakken-shale-oil/dobb-text

12. Loren Jepson
Location: Killdeer, ND
Gas Facility: Hess Corp. well pad
Exposure: Water
Symptoms: Clay mud and silt running off the drill pad into his stock dam
http://bismarcktribune.com/bakken/killdeer-rancher-has-muddy-spring-mess-from-unwanted-wells/article_06c4c334-98a7-11e2-b731-001a4bcf887a.html

13-14. Bruce Ford and Rod Law
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Statoil well
Exposure: Vapors or fumes caught fire
Symptoms: Seriously burned
http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/content/updated-explosion-oil-well-burns-two-men

15. Coby A Thibodeaux (deceased 2013)
Location: Burke County, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum drill site
Exposure: Hit by equipment
Symptoms: Traumatic injury
http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1328492.ece

16-17. Bill Kiebke, Bruce Pantzke
Location: Fargo, ND
Gas Facility: Pump station
Exposure: Noise
Symptoms: Excessive high pitched noise
http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/81662/

18. Steve Jensen
Location: Bismarck, ND
Gas Facility: Tesoro pipeline
Exposure: Land; air
Symptoms: Oil was “spewing and bubbling 6 inches high, spill covered 7.3 acres. Land is no longer usable for planting.”We expect not to be able to farm that ground for several years”
http://news.msn.com/us/nd-farmer-finds-oil-spill-while-harvesting-wheat

19. Anonymous
Location: Williston, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum brine pipeline
Exposure: Land – brine spill
Symptoms: Saltwater affected an area of farm field – soil will be remediated
http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2013/11/12/cleanup-underway-after-williston-saltwater-pipeline-spill/

20. Pat Hedstrup
Location: Dickinson, ND
Gas Facility: Oil and gas production
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: “Sometimes the hay has so much dirt the cattle won’t even lay on it.” Open range cattle in North Dakota have begun to die from dust pneumonia; cattle reject the dust-laden feed.
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/bombing_north_dakota/

21. Shelly Ventsch
Location: New Town, ND
Gas Facility: Oil and gas production
Exposure: Land
Symptoms: Property trashed
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/bombing_north_dakota/

22. Mike Artz
Location: Bottineau County, ND
Gas Facility: Fractured pipeline
Exposure: Land
Symptoms: Pipeline released a substantial amount of saltwater; samples of barley showed severely stunted growth.
http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/589090.html

23. Anonymous
Location: Bottineau County, ND
Gas Facility: Gas and oil production
Exposure: Land – 150 acres contaminated with salts
Symptoms: Owner requested that the site be cleaned up but nothing was done. Several attempts at planting crops on the contaminated land failed.
http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/589090.html

24. Ned Hermanson
Location: Alexander, ND
Gas Facility: Zenergy Inc. waste-water pipeline
Exposure: Land – brine
Symptoms: 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled. The spill caused a die-off of fish, turtles and plants along the creek; the brine flooded a stock pond and a beaver dam, and flowed into Charbonneau Creek. Hermanson intends to move his 400 cows.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/02/AR2007020200188.html

25. Anonymous
Location: Williston, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum brine pipeline
Exposure: Land – brine spill
Symptoms: Saltwater affected an area of farm field – soil will be remediated
http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2013/11/12/cleanup-underway-after-williston-saltwater-pipeline-spill/

26-27. Kristen Mesker and husband
Location: Burke County, ND
Gas Facility: Bakken Shale oil production
Exposure: Land
Symptoms (animal): Calf died after falling in a waste pit
.http://www.savetheblue.org/blog/?paged=5
http://drcinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/Rural-residents-make-a-plea-for-greater-well-setbacks-from-homes.pdf

28. Dave Drovdal
Location: Watford City, ND
Gas Facility: Newfield Exploration Co Bakken Shale oil well
Exposure: Land
Symptoms: Blowout spewed oil over land, so much that when they got the well under control two days later, crude dripped off the roof of a house.
http://www.shaleadvantage.com/u-s-well-sites-in-2012-discharged-more-than-valdez/

29-2328. 2300 residents
Location: Cass County, ND
Gas Facility: BNSF Railway Train containing Bakken shale crude
Exposure: Explosion caused by derailment
Symptoms: Evacuations due to health hazards of smoke and fumes.
http://gma.yahoo.com/casselton-n-d-residents-urged-evacuate-oil-train-122129693–abc-news-topstories.html
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/train-moving-bakken-crude-derails-sets-off-fiery-explosions-in/article_ec1ccc90-dceb-5f59-89bc-b3ffbbb34960.html
http://www.startribune.com/local/238207831.html#P23kDf7WpqXrWQSr.01

2329-2332. Brendan Wegner (deceased 2011), Ray Hardy (deceased 2011), Doug Hysjulien, Michael Twinn
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Bakken shale work over rig
Exposure: Explosion
Symptoms: Wegner and Hardy dead from burn injuries after an oil well exploded and two more hospitalized
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/two-dead-two-injured-in-oil-well-explosion-near-williston/article_a2bfd086-dff7-11e0-86cc-001cc4c03286.html http://northdakotaoillawyers.com/2013/02/20/work-over-rig-explosion-case-settled/

2333-2335. Andrew Rohr, Timothy Bergee, Jeff Morton
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Cyclone Drilling Bakken shale rig
Exposure: Explosion
Symptoms: Morton burned in the explosion. Rohr and Bergee severely burned over more than half of their bodies. The “explosion resulted from the negligence and gross negligence.”
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/488220/bergee-et-al-v-continental-resources.txt
http://www.schaferlawfirm.com/noteworthy-cases/oil-rig-explosion-case

2336. Carl Frisinger
Location: Williams County, ND
Gas Facility: Hiland Partners compressor station
Exposure: Explosion, fire
Symptoms: Blew so hard cows ran a mile from where they spend the night
http://www.journaltrib.com/?id=67&ncid=2&nid=2156

2337-2351. Fifteen workers
Location: Mckenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Whiting Oil and Gas Bakken shale well
Exposure: Blowout
Symptoms: Fled on foot because of explosion risk
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/426586/

2352. Anonymous
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Nabors rig
Exposure: Rig explodes
Symptoms: Worker injured
http://www.willistonherald.com/news/oil-rig-explodes-near-watford-city/article_1c0cf71e-b4eb-11e3-88c4-001a4bcf887a.html
http://www.bakkentoday.com/event/article/id/36417/

2353. Zachary Buckles (deceased 2014)
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Continental well site
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: Death; “it is believed that he died as a result of H2S gas exposure,”
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/content/man-dies-well-site-apparently-h2s-20-year-old-found-dead-over-open-cover-crude-tank

2354-2357. Four workers
Location: ND/MT
Gas Facility: Gas production
Exposure: Flowback
Symptoms: Death due to acute chemical exposure, investigation incomplete.
http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/05/28/leaked-epa-draft-fracking-wastewater-guidance-shows-closer-scrutiny-treatment-plants?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

2358. Frank Sillitti
Location: Mountrail County, ND
Gas Facility: Wildcat Minerals frack sand delivery site
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: Dust clouds coming off site Sillitti explained. “I had three workers with me, they all complained their lungs hurt.”
http://www.kfyrtv.com/story/23905544/headline-new-town-residents-tired-of-frac-sand

2359. Fort Berthold Reservation
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Crestwood Midstream Partners Inc. brine pipeline
Exposure: Land – brine spill, million gallon
Symptoms: Dead trees, dead grasses, dead bushes, dying bushes, spill went undetected for some time.
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/jul/10/north-dakota-pipeline-spill-cleanup-may-take-weeks/

2360-2361. Peter and Bob Artz
Location: Bottineau County, ND
Gas Facility: Oil and gas production
Exposure: Land
Symptoms (animal): Peter lost five cattle after they drank contaminated water from a reserve pit left from two wells drilled on his property in 2009.
Symptoms: Bob – suffered a spill that sent wastewater pouring down the road and across his land in late July.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/6/north-dakota-wastewaterlegacy.html

2362. Debbie Wonser
Location: Williams County, ND
Gas Facility: Wells
Exposure: Air; water
Symptoms: Water turned black and oily, had to haul water each week to fill a cistern; constant noise from the pump jack, passing trucks, dust from increased road travel.
http://bakkenstories.areavoices.com/

2363-2364. Jim and Norma Stenslie
Location: Mountrail County, ND
Gas Facility: Bakken shale wells
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: Environmental refugees – truck traffic, dust, wells and gravel pits within a mile of their home, gas flares, and the destruction of prairie beauty all around them, prompted the Stenslies to move away from a home built of a lifetime of memories.
http://bakkenstories.areavoices.com/

2365. Dustin Payne (deceased 2014)
Location: Williston, ND
Gas Facility: Nabors Completion and Production Services.
Symptoms: Killed from explosion while welding a tanker.
http://m.willistonherald.com/news/explosion-kills-welder/article_ad46c8aa-5099-11e4-ba00-4b815c005149.html?mode=jqm

2366. Zach Buckles (deceased)
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Continental Resources – leased site
Exposure: Air – fumes
Symptoms: Buckles was found over the open cover of a crude oil tank, “it is believed that he died as a result of H2S gas exposure.”
http://bakken.com/news/id/156592/man-dies-well-site-apparently-h2s-20-year-old-found-dead-open-cover-crude-tank/
Francisco Gonzales

2367. Lake Sakakawea tributary
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum pipeline
Exposure: Land; water
Symptoms: 42,000 gallon spill of wastewater, damaged vegetation, 6-inches of topsoil replaced along damaged areas of the creek “the saltwater likely will be diluted to safe levels by the time it drains into the Missouri River reservoir.”
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/10/10/pipeline-leaks-brine-in-lake-sakakawea-tributary/
http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/100044-oasis-cleans-wastewater-spill-in-north-dakota-impact-small

2368. Unnamed creek (Sept. 31st, 2014)
Location: Bowman County, ND
Gas Facility: Denbury Onshore pipeline
Exposure: Water – 2,000 barrel leak of fluids used for enhanced oil recovery.
Symptoms: The water had flowed into a nearby creek and no water could be recovered. Monitoring will continue.
http://www.bowmanextra.com/2014/09/12/oil-fields-source-water-leaks-pipeline-south-marmarth/

2369. Blaine Otto (deceased 2013)
Location: Keene, ND
Gas Facility: Newfield Exploration well
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: Death
http://lastbestnews.com/site/2014/10/oil-tank-deaths-raise-serious-questions/

2370. Stony Creek
Location: Burke County, ND
Gas Facility: OXY USA
Exposure: Water – brine leak
Symptoms: Equipment malfunction caused 60 barrels of brine and five barrels of oil leaked impacting the water where workers set up a dike to prevent further runoff
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/3699638-oilfield-spill-affects-tributary-burke-county

2371. Anonymous
Location: Williams County, ND
Gas Facility: Hess Corporation
Exposure: Land; water
Symptoms: At one site about 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of brine spilled and second spill involved about 460 barrels, or 19,320 gallons, of brine. Wetlands and cropland affected.
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3681616-five-significant-oil-related-spills-reported-over-weekend-nd

2372-2411. Forty residents
Location: Wells County, ND
Gas Facility: BNSF Railways train
Exposure: Fire – cars carrying Bakken crude derailed and caught on fire
Symptoms: Forty residents were evacuated
http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3787863.shtml

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