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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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Oil and brine spill reported in Williams County

The North Dakota Department of Health has announced another oil and brine spill, the third such incident to happen this month. According to a report from United Press International (UPI), the Health Department received notice from Oasis Petroleum that 490 barrels of oil and 455 barrels of brine were released due to storage tank overflow. The health department reports that ...

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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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Summit Midstream unsure when pipeline will resume operation

On Thursday Summit Midstream Partners LP announced that the company is unsure when its damaged saltwater line in North Dakota will return to operating as usual, according to a report from Reuters. On January 6 the pipeline rupture was detected north of Williston. State officials estimate that nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil and gas drilling was ...

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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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Top 5 stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of January 12 through January 16. Enjoy! 5. 775 Bakken wells awaiting completion The number of drilling rigs, wells and jobs are declining along with oil prices, according to a report by KX News. Although North Dakota witnessed record production levels and number of active oil wells in November, the ...

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Brine spills into creek north of Williston

The North Dakota Department of Health has reported that an unspecified amount of material used in the hydraulic fracturing production process was released into a creek in Williams County. The Department of Health was notified of the spill by Summit Midstream. The produced salt water known as brine was released approximately 15 miles north of Williston from a disposal line. ...

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