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July 25, 2016
Canadian oil spill from Husky pipeline reaches Saskatchewan city
An oil spill by Husky Energy Inc into a major Canadian river reached the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected, as workers there raced to stretch a 19-mile hose to draw drinking water from another source.The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's...
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July 25, 2016 - 3:36pm
June 17, 2016
Salt water spills in Renville County
MOHALL, N.D.—A valve leaked caused a spill of about 210 barrels, or 8,821 gallons, of saltwater to leak Tuesday from an oil site in Renville County, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday. The leak occurred at a site operated by Zargon Oil about 7 miles south of...
June 17, 2016 - 7:18am
June 15, 2016
Lime slurry spilled into Missouri River in Bismarck
BISMARCK—A tank overflowed at the Bismarck Water Treatment Plant over the weekend, spilling 50,000 gallons of lime slurry into the Missouri River. "We have assessed the situation with the health department and concur that there was no immediate danger to the public or water...
June 15, 2016 - 7:02am
May 25, 2016
After largest saltwater pipeline spill, company says monitoring system has been improved
BISMARCK — The company responsible for one of North Dakota’s largest saltwater pipeline spills said Tuesday it now has an automated monitoring...
May 25, 2016 - 7:47am
April 8, 2016
5 years after spill, ‘pipeline junkie’ still has questions
BRAMPTON, N.D. — Five years after he discovered a geyser of crude oil shooting out from a TransCanada pumping station on the Keystone pipeline,...
April 8, 2016 - 5:47am
April 4, 2016
Keystone pipeline shut down after oil surfaces in SD
FREEMAN, S.D. — TransCanada is investigating “visible signs of oil” on a small surface area along its Keystone pipeline right-of-way about four miles from Freeman in southeast South Dakota. According to a press release from TransCanada sent Monday morning, the incident...
April 4, 2016 - 11:03am
March 8, 2016
Failed berm leaks saltwater into pasture
UPDATED WILLISTON, N.D. — A reported spill of more than 2,700 barrels of saltwater northeast of Williston over the weekend reinforces the need for oil well pads to have adequate containment berms, one state agency said Monday. Zavanna staff discovered the spill of 2,733 barrels,...
March 8, 2016 - 6:41am
March 2, 2016
Emulsion spill leaks into Billings County stock pond
BISMARCK — A pipeline leak in Billings County released about 40 barrels of brine and 8 barrels of oil at a site operated by White Rock Oil and Gas about 18 miles northwest of Belfield, according to a statement by the North Dakota Department of Health. An undetermined amount of...
March 2, 2016 - 6:54am
September 11, 2015
Fracking leads to spill at well
KILLDEER, N.D. — A valve that failed during hydraulic fracturing operations caused a neighboring oil well to release fluids for 36 hours, leading to a spill of more than 600 barrels of produced water. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. reported the spill Tuesday at a well in...
September 11, 2015 - 6:55am
September 1, 2015
Blowout causes limited Badlands damage
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A well blowout caused oil and brine to contaminate several acres of land in Dunn County but the incident did not cause injuries or affect waterways, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. The blowout occurred about 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a well...
September 1, 2015 - 6:54am
July 29, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard investigates oil slick off California coast
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a large oil sheen off theCalifornia coast west of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the agency said. The slick, which was about 60 feet (18 meters) wide, was spotted about 1,000 yards (meters) offshore from...
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July 29, 2015 - 6:53pm
May 22, 2015
Oil-coated pelicans scrubbed clean at California rehab center
LOS ANGELES - Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly scrubbed clean at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. The six pelicans brought this week...
News/Nation and World
May 22, 2015 - 10:20pm
May 9, 2015
Produced water pipeline spill reported in Mandaree area
MANDAREE, N.D. — A pipeline spill has caused about 220,000 gallons of produced water to leak in a field near Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, tribal authorities said Friday. Environmental and natural resource agencies from the Three Affiliated Tribes learned of...
May 9, 2015 - 7:46am
March 14, 2015
Oilfield spill affects tributary
BOWBELLS, N.D. — An oilfield spill in Burke County released contamination into a tributary of Stony Creek about 10 miles southwest of Bowbells, the North Dakota Department of Health said Friday. An initial report from the company, OXY USA Inc., indicated that an equipment malfunction...
March 14, 2015 - 7:46am
March 10, 2015
Truck overflow causes brine spill
Forum News Servoice WILLISTON, N.D. — A truck that overflowed caused about 40 barrels, or 1,680 gallons, of brine to spill and affect a nearby creek, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. Health officials are investigating water quality impacts of the spill, which...
March 10, 2015 - 7:24am