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North Dakota eyes science for oilfield brine cleanup

BISMARCK, N.D. — A half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again. The reclamation, which involved the removal of some 6,900 tons of salt-tainted ...

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Well blowout spills oil and brine in Mountrail County

Oil and brine spilled at a well site in Mountrail County has impacted the White Earth River, reports the North Dakota Department of Health. The spill occurred at an Oasis Petroleum operated well at around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Located approximately 15 miles south of White Earth, the personnel on site lost control of the well. Oasis is currently working ...

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Oil leaks in Divide County; brine spilled in Burke County

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say around 42 gallons of oil has spilled in Divide County after a pipeline leaked. Condor Petroleum, Inc., also reported that around 1,638 gallons of produced water, or brine, have been released. The North Dakota Department of Health said it’s evaluating a nearby wetland for impacts to water quality. Officials say a brine ...

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More than 21,000 gallons of saltwater leak in northwest ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says a pipeline that leaked about 21,000 gallons of saltwater in northwest North Dakota has impacted a nearby wetland. The pipeline owned by Oasis Petroleum LLC leaked approximately 500 barrels of saltwater, or brine, about 11 miles northwest of Powers Lake. The health department says 475 barrels of the spill have been ...

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Nearly 1.7K gallons of brine spill in Williams County

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health says it was notified that about 1,680 gallons of salt water have spilled in Williams County. The department announced Monday that the brine spill was the result of a truck overflow about seven miles west of Williston. The spill affected a nearby creek, and the impact of its water quality is ...

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Nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater spills north of Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says a pipeline has leaked nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater in northwest North Dakota. The pipeline owned by Continental Resources ruptured after it was struck by equipment excavating at the site about 16 miles north of Tioga. The 450-barrel saltwater, or brine, spill was contained to the excavated area near the pipeline. ...

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