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Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service Brett Gendreau, sales representative for Bakken Western Services, demonstrates how a product called CCD Chips can remove oil from a waterway on Feb. 7 in Bismarck.

Companies develop plan to protect Sakakawea

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NEW TOWN, N.D. -- A December oil well blowout east of here had minimal effect on Lake Sakakawea, but it was too close for comfort for those who love the lake.

"Our concern was: What if? What if that water hadn't been ice covered? What if it was spring?" said Terry Fleck, chairman of the Friends of Lake Sakakawea. "Those of us who touch it, feel it, love it, we were worried."

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