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Oil, brine spills at McKenzie County saltwater disposal well

September 20, 2018

KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators say equipment failure caused a spill of about 1,000 gallons of oil and nearly 15,000 gallons of brine at a saltwater disposal well in McKenzie County.

The state Oil and Gas Division says White Owl Energy Services reported the incident Thursday at the WO Newtown 1 well about 8 miles northeast of Keene.

All of the oil and brine was contained on-site. A state inspector has been to the well and will monitor cleanup.

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