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Berm-failure study at saltwater disposal well site

About this project

client
Confidential
location
North Dakota
cost
$23,000 (Barr's fees)
completion date
2018

In the event of a theoretical failure of the secondary containment system at a salt water disposal well site, Barr was hired to evaluate how much land would be impacted and the timing of contamination. We also evaluated measures that could be put into place to prevent contamination from reaching the Missouri River in the event of a failure.

Barr created a time-lapse GIS animation showing the spread of the plume under various conditions (see below for a video clip of this animation).

Key team members

Jason Westbrock

Vice President
Civil Engineer

Cory Anderson

Water Resources Engineer

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