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    Produced water spill impacts farmland in Mountrail County

    September 18, 2018

    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.

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