BLM polishes legacy well cleanup plan
Sixteen old federal well sites on Alaska’s North Slope identified as top priorities; Senate passes legislation to provide funding
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The Bureau of Land Management has finalized its “strategic plan” to plug and clean up so-called legacy wells on Alaska’s North Slope.
The well sites are located predominantly in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, which the BLM manages.
The agency rolled out a draft of the cleanup plan in May.
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