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Crews cleaning up oil spill in northwestern North Dakota

July 31, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews are cleaning up a spill that released more than 14,000 gallons of oil in northwestern North Dakota.

The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of the release that happened Monday at the Scanlan 42-9 central tank battery about 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of Epping, in Williams County.

Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reports that 14,490 gallons of oil were released due to a valve leak. The spill was contained within the diking on-site.

Crews are at the site. A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional cleanup.

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