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Over 10K gallons of oil-saltwater mixture spills by Fryburg

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says about 10,710 gallons of an oil and water mixture has spilled in Billings County.

The spill happened Friday at a site almost five miles southwest of Fryburg. The spill resulted from a tank leak at a site operated by Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC.

The agency estimates about 9,240 gallons of produced water have been recovered. Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals.

The department says no surface water has been impacted.

 

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