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Source water spill reported in Bowman County

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a 200 barrel source water spill used for enhanced oil recovery that occurred Saturday, Feb. 6, as a result of a pipeline leak. The spill occurred at a well owned by Denbury Onshore located in Bowman County, approximately eight miles south of Marmarth. Released fluids entered a stock dam. Source water is higher in dissolved solids and minerals than fresh water.

The NDDoH is responding and will work with the company on remediation plans.

For more information, contact Bill Suess with the Environmental Health Section of the NDDoH, at 701.328.5216.

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