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    Fire at saltwater disposal site near Alexander causes spill

    July 12, 2018

    ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) — State officials are monitoring cleanup of a spill at a saltwater disposal site in McKenzie County.

    Murex Petroleum Corp. on Tuesday reported the spill of 12,600 gallons of brine and 2,100 gallons of oil due to a fire at the site about 3 ½ miles south of Alexander.

    The state Oil and Gas Division says all of the brine and oil was contained within on-site diking. A state inspector has visited the site.

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