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Natural gas pipeline leak shuts highway in ND


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say a section of U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston is shut down after construction breached a natural gas pipeline in the area. McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Rockvoy says the breach occurred Monday afternoon. She says authorities established a cordon of more than four miles around the incident site. The North Dakota ...

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Brine pipeline leaking near Missouri River reservoir

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Forum News Service reported today that a pipeline is leaking on the Ford Berthold Reservation about 1½ miles away from the Missouri River. How long, or how much has leaked into the Bear Den Bay a reservoir of the river is still unknown. The pipelines owner is Aero Pipeline, LLC. Kathleen Bryan reports: “He ...

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EPA to inspect oil spill


By Lauren Donovan The federal Environmental Protection Agency will inspect the site of an oil spill into the Missouri and Yellowstone river confluence area near Williston today. The Denver-based EPA onsite emergency response coordinator will look at how the 33-barrel spill, equivalent to 1,400 gallons, has affected the waters and possibly land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ...

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Oil company may face sanctions

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP)  — A Colorado oil company probably will be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that was swamped by floodwaters and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, a state health official said Monday. Environmental geologist Kris Roberts said potential fines or other actions were “likely” against ...

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Oil spills into Missouri River in North Dakota


By REGINA GARCIA CANO (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As many as 33 barrels of oil have been contained after spilling from a well into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in northwest North Dakota, the state’s Department of Health said Saturday. Ice jams in the rivers resulting from warmer weather have caused the waters to ...

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