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CHARLSON, N.D. — About 10 to 20 gallons of a petroleum product have spilled into Sand Creek, a tributary of Lake Sakakawea, the North Dakota Department of Health said Friday.


The product that spilled has not been positively identified, but appears to be associated with a pipeline leak and may involve fluid associated with natural gas or crude oil, the health department said.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.