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ND official: Natural gas liquids spill at gathering pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department says about 42 gallons of natural gas liquids spilled at a gathering pipeline and entered a tributary to the Green River in Billings County. North Dakota Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says Monday’s spill of about one barrel of condensate into Spring Creek was reported by pipeline operator Oneok Rockies Midstream. ...

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Pipeline spill leaks 149 barrels of briny oil wastewater

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Health Department officials say a pipeline leak in Dunn County spilled more than 6,250 gallons of oil and saltwater, a byproduct of oil production. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says Marathon Oil reported the 149-barrel spill Tuesday at a well it owns about 6 miles north of Killdeer. The Houston-based company did not immediately ...

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ND oil well blowout spews more than 23,000 gallons of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says a well blowout spewed more than 23,000 gallons of oil and 4,600 gallons of briny wastewater in Dunn County. Environmental scientist Bill Suess says the blowout occurred Saturday morning at a well owned by XTO Energy Inc., about 18 miles southeast of Watford City. Suess says the company reported the spill to ...

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1 more case of rare infectious disease confirmed in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials have confirmed one more case of tularemia, a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects. Laura Cronquist with the Health Department tells the Minot Daily News that the case was confirmed in Stark County. Tularemia symptoms in humans vary depending on how the infection was acquired. They include fever, ...

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North Dakota’s emergency room on wheels aimed at disasters

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials on Tuesday unveiled a new self-contained emergency room on wheels that can be used during floods, tornadoes and other statewide disasters. The Mobile Medical Unit is 53-foot-long semitrailer converted into rolling hospital that can accommodate up to 16 patients, said Tim Wiedrich, chief of the Health Department’s emergency preparedness and response section. It’s ...

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