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May 18, 2017
No impact expected from fuel spill in Devils Lake
DEVILS LAKES, N.D.—The Tuesday spill of hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into Devils Lake is not expected to seriously harm the lake and its fishery, said a representative of the North Dakota Department of Health. Karl Rockeman, director of the health department's division...
May 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
May 11, 2017
Leak causes saltwater spill in southwest ND
MARMARTH, N.D. — A piping leak caused about 560 barrels, or 23,520 gallons, of saltwater to spill Wednesday, May 10, at a saltwater disposal well in Bowman County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. Denbury OnShore LLC reported the spill at a location about 7 miles...
May 11, 2017 - 4:20pm
January 30, 2017
New spill reported near cleanup site
TWIN BUTTES, N.D. — A newly reported oil fluid spill is located close to an earlier massive spill that will remain under cleanup until spring. Even while a Canadian company specializing in cleaning cold water oil spills had been working to rectify a 4,200-barrel oil spill into...
January 30, 2017 - 6:57am
January 24, 2017
Oilfield spill contaminates creek in southwestern N.D.
BELFIELD, N.D. — A dam has been constructed across a creek in southwest North Dakota after an oil-related spill contaminated the waterway this weekend, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Jan. 23. A leak that occurred Saturday caused a spill of about 280 barrels,...
January 24, 2017 - 6:41am
December 21, 2016
U.S. agency orders corrective action for North Dakota oil spill
HOUSTON - U.S. pipeline regulators on Wednesday ordered Belle Fourche Pipeline Co to improve leak detection, along with other actions, after a Dec. 5 incident that spilled about 4,200 barrels of oil in North Dakota.
December 21, 2016 - 1:10pm
December 20, 2016
North Dakota spill sixth largest pipeline leak in 2016 - data
HOUSTON - Crews have recovered about 1,805 barrels of oil from a creek in North Dakota following a Dec. 5 spill that leaked 4,200 barrels, making it the sixth-largest pipeline leak this year, according to government data. The cause of the spill is still not known, said Wendy Owen,...
December 20, 2016 - 11:52am
November 25, 2016
Tank rupture spills oil extraction byproduct
LIGNITE, N.D. — A saltwater tank rupture Friday, Nov. 18, in Burke County has caused a spill of about 190 barrels of produced water. The spill, which occurred about 1½ northeast of Lignite in northwestern North Dakota, was at a site operated by Condor Petroleum, according...
November 25, 2016 - 6:47am
October 21, 2016
Atchison, Kansas residents told to shelter in place after chemical spill
Residents in the town of Atchison, Kansas were being advised by city and county officials on Friday to stay indoors after the spill of an unknown chemical at a facility in the town."There has been an incident. Until further notice, close all your windows, turn off your air and furnaces,...
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October 21, 2016 - 10:21am
October 20, 2016
Spill reported at well site without berm
NEW TOWN, N.D. - A brine spill that affected a coulee and contaminated cropland this week may have been minimized if the site had a perimeter berm as proposed by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, a health official said Wednesday, Oct. 19.The North Dakota Department of Health...
October 20, 2016 - 6:52am
October 19, 2016
Leak spills oil, brine water in Mountrail
STANLEY, N.D. — About 40 barrels of oil and 30 barrels of brine water spilled into a stock pond as the result of a treater leak Monday about 3½ miles southeast of Stanley in rural Mountrail County.The site where the spill occurred is operated by Arsenal Energy USA. An undetermined...
October 19, 2016 - 7:48am
October 4, 2016
Saltwater spill reported in McKenzie County
KEENE, N.D. – A piping failure caused about 425 barrels, or 17,850 gallons, of saltwater and five barrels, or 210 gallons, of oil to spill at a saltwater disposal well on Friday about 10 miles northeast of Keene, the Department of Mineral Resources said. Goodnight Midstream, recently...
October 4, 2016 - 6:55am
August 11, 2016
Saltwater spills into pasture
BISMARCK – About 200 barrels of saltwater were spilled into a pasture in northwest North Dakota, the state Department of Health said in a news release.The spill of produced water, a byproduct of oil production, occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10, as a result of a damaged injection line....
August 11, 2016 - 6:55am
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