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Document Title:

Reserve Pits : Mortality Risks to Birds

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PUBLICATION DATE: September 2009

ABSTRACT:
A reserve pit is an earthen pit excavated adjacent to a drilling rig and is commonly used for the disposal of drilling muds and fluids in natural gas or oil fields. If the reserve pit contains oil or oil-based products (i.e. oil-based drilling fluids), the pit can entrap and kill migratory birds and other wildlife.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/ReservePitsBirdMortality.pdf, 2 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Mountain-Prairie Region Environmental Contaminants site

Last updated: February 13, 2013