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Over 11K gallons of fertilizer spill in southeast North Dakota

The leak occurred over the past few months from a small rust hole in the tank, North Dakota officials said.

FSA North Dakota news brief
North Dakota news brief
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COLFAX, N.D. — Minn-Kota Ag Products has notified North Dakota officials of a liquid fertilizer spill estimated to be 11,357 gallons, the state Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release Thursday, May 5.

Minn-Kota first detected the spill on Tuesday. It came from an above-ground storage tank about a mile west of Colfax in Richland County.

The liquid fertilizer spilled onto the surrounding property and into a drainage ditch, state officials said. The leak occurred over the past few months from a small rust hole in the tank.

Department of Environmental Quality staff were inspecting the site and will monitor the investigation and remediation of the spill.

Colfax is about 33 miles south of Fargo.

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