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Williams County pipeline leak impacts cropland

BISMARCK — More than 8,000 gallons of oil spilled from a pipeline leak in Williams County and impacted cropland in that area in western North Dakota, the state Department of Environmental Quality reported Wednesday.

The incident on a crude oil gathering line operated by Hiland Crude occurred about a mile northeast of McGregor on Oct. 17 and was reported the same day. However, the initial report did not include an estimate of the amount of oil released, the department said.

An updated report provided on Tuesday estimates about 192 barrels of oil were released. That equates to 8,064 gallons.

Environmental Quality personnel have inspected the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.