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State inspecting weekend saltwater spill in Mountrail County

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Division is looking into a saltwater spill in Mountrail County over the weekend.

EOG Resources Inc. reported Saturday that 259 barrels of saltwater was released and contained, with all but 10 barrels recovered. A barrel holds 42 gallons. Saltwater is a byproduct of oil production.

Equipment failure was cited as the cause of the spill at a storage tank site about 7 miles north of Parshall. A state inspector was visiting the site Monday.

Related: More than 17K gallons of brine spill near Watford City.

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