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Saltwater spill reported in northwest N.D.

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 Resourc...

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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 known as 1804 Operating, reported the spill, which was contained within a secondary steel containment system.

The spill occurred when produced water was being loaded into tanks and the connection between the truck and the tank failed, said Alison Ritter, spokeswoman for the Department of Mineral Resources.

The company had recovered all but five barrels of saltwater and cleanup continued on Monday, the department said. A state inspector has visited the site.

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