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Pipeline releases produced water in Dunn County

September 20, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says 63,840 gallons of produced water spilled from a pipeline release in Dunn County.

The pipeline is part of a gathering system owned by Petro-Hunt LLC. The release happened Wednesday about 14 miles (23 kilometers) west of Killdeer and was reported Thursday.

Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals.

The cause of the release is under investigation. The Health Department has inspected the site and will continue to monitor remediation.

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