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WILLISTON -- A spill earlier this month from a saltwater line north of Williston has turned out to be the biggest spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom and possibly...
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Legislators will work with industry to come up with better safeguards for saltwater lines in North Dakota after a 4-inch line caused the biggest saltwater spill of this oil boom. The magnitude of that spill -- 3 million gallons -- may put more focus on these smaller water lines. The brine escaped a pipe rupture north of Williston, N.D., earlier this month. The disposal line is operated by Summit Midstream subsidiary Meadowlark Midstream. Now, legislators want to do it right the first time -- on the second try. A similar bill from Rep.
Health official: 'We're keeping an eye on it' WILLISTON, N.D.
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- A pipeline leak Saturday bled between 300 and 1,200 barrels of oil near Glendive in eastern Montana, reaching the Yellowstone River, owner Bridger Pipeline spokesman said. The leak began at 10 a.m. Saturday and Bridger shut down the line by 11 a.m.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A proposal to allow more radioactive waste to be disposed of in North Dakota will get its first test Tuesday at a public hearing in Williston. Two others will follow next week in Bismarck and Fargo. Supporters say the rules make disposal more convenient, and that North Dakota should take care of the waste it creates.
Size of spill still undetermined WILLISTON, N.D.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties members voted to oppose a bill that would create a new authority for oil and gas region infrastructure planning Wednesday, saying it could just lead to more bureaucracy and confusion. Under Senate Bill 2032, the "oil and gas development strategic planning authority" would create a plan to identify infrastructure needed in counties and communities affected by oil development and would be governed by the state Industrial Commission.