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    Equipment failure blamed for brine spill in McKenzie County

    November 7, 2018

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say equipment failure is being blamed for the spill of 40,320 gallons of brine at a saltwater disposal well in McKenzie County.

    The Oil and Gas Division says Continental Resources on Monday reported the spill at the Norka well about 10 miles northwest of Watford City.

    The brine was contained on-site and recovered. A state inspector visited the site and will monitor any additional cleanup.

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