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Oil and saltwater spill cleaned up at McKenzie County well

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Division says an equipment failure led to the spill of nearly 11,000 gallons of oil and saltwater at an oil well in McKenzie County.

Buckhorn Energy Services LLC reported Friday that 840 gallons of oil and 10,080 gallons of saltwater were released, contained and recovered at the site about 5 miles northwest of Watford City.

A state inspector has been to the site.

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