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Pipe failure causes saltwater spill

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Three hundred barrels of saltwater were released at a disposal well about 20 miles northeast of Watford City, the Oil and Gas Division of state Department of Mineral Resources said in a release.

Belfield-based Missouri Basin Well Service, Inc. reported Sunday that the saltwater was released, contained and recovered at the Jellesed Saltwater Disposal 1.

The company said a pipe failure is believed to have caused the release.

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