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Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says cleanup of a pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern North Dakota wheat field will take twice as long as the company had expected. The massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered by a Tioga farmer in September 2013. The spill ...

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More than 21,000 gallons of saltwater leak in northwest ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says a pipeline that leaked about 21,000 gallons of saltwater in northwest North Dakota has impacted a nearby wetland. The pipeline owned by Oasis Petroleum LLC leaked approximately 500 barrels of saltwater, or brine, about 11 miles northwest of Powers Lake. The health department says 475 barrels of the spill have been ...

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2,500 gallons of saltwater and oil reach tributary to creek

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says about 2,500 gallons of saltwater and 200 gallons of oil have been spilled and have impacted a tributary of a creek in northwest North Dakota. The department says the approximately 60 barrels of brine and five barrels of oil impacted a tributary of Stony Creek near Bowbells. It says impacted water ...

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Nearly 1.7K gallons of brine spill in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says it was notified that about 1,680 gallons of salt water have spilled in Williams County. The department announced Monday that the brine spill was the result of a truck overflow about seven miles west of Williston. The spill affected a nearby creek, and the impact of its water quality is ...

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Oil tanks explode in the Bakken

At around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, three oil storage tanks exploded outside Killdeer, North Dakota. Although the blast occurred five miles outside the city, residents reported feeling the blast, according to The Bismarck Tribune. Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew says that the cause of the blast and resulting fire has yet to be determined. An official from the North ...

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Comment period extended for radioactive waste proposal

BISMARCK, N.D. — People who want to comment on proposed new rules dealing with the disposal of radioactive oilfield waste now have more time. North Dakota’s Health Department has extended the comment period to March 2. Health officials are proposing to allow elevated levels of oilfield radioactive waste to be dumped at some North Dakota landfills. Environmental Health Chief Dave ...

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Warm weather complicates cleanup of brine spill

Temperatures reaching the 50s in the oil patch may be relief to some, but the warmer weather is hindering cleanup efforts at the site of a major pipeline leak. The Forum News Service (FNS) reports that melting snow pack and increased water flow is making it difficult to collect the contamination in Blacktail Creek, according to David Glatt of the ...

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Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota’s current oil rush. The berms were built at Blacktail Creek to prevent potentially contaminated water from flowing out ...

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North Dakota to test for tainted drinking water

As a result of the recent pipeline rupture outside Glendive, Montana, the North Dakota Department of Health will begin testing drinking water in Williston and other municipalities to determine if public health is at risk, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The pipeline, owned by Bridger Pipeline LLC, released an estimated 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone ...

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