Produced water spill impacts farmland in Mountrail County
TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — The state Health Department says 21,000 gallons of produced water that spilled at a saltwater disposal facility in Mountrail County impacted farmland.
Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals.
Officials say a broken pipe connection caused the spill Saturday at the site about 7 miles southeast of Tioga. Basic Energy Services reported it to the state the next day.
Health Department officials inspected the site and will monitor remediation efforts.