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North Dakota officials say more than 10,000 gallons of a mixture of oil and produced water have spilled at a well site in McKenzie County near Keene caused by a "piping connection leak." Photo: Pixabay.

Over 10K gallons of oil, produced water spill near Keene

KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say more than 10,000 gallons of a mixture of oil and produced water have spilled at a well site in McKenzie County.

The state’s Oil and Gas Division says the incident happened Tuesday at a site about 10 miles southeast of Keene. Officials say the incident was caused by a “piping connection leak.”

The division says more than 9,500 gallons of the mixture have been recovered. Clean-up efforts are ongoing. A state inspector visited the site Wednesday.

Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil and can contain drilling chemicals.

Hess Bakken Investments II operates the site. A company spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

 

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