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Tank overflow reported at oil well near Alexander

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDER — An unexpected increase in well pressure caused a tank to overflow and release 1,100 barrels of liquids at an oil and gas well about 4 miles southwest of Alexander, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday.
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Tank overflow reported at oil well near Alexander

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDER — An unexpected increase in well pressure caused a tank to overflow and release 1,100 barrels of liquids at an oil and gas well about 4 miles southwest of Alexander, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday.
An estimated 650 ba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brine spilled, contained in Williams County

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

A valve leak spilled about 342 barrels of brine, or salt water, Thursday at a well about 14 miles southwest of Alamo in Williams County, the Department of Mineral Resources reported Friday.
All the liquid was contained and recovered at the HRC Opera…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brine spilled, contained in Williams County

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

A valve leak spilled about 342 barrels of brine, or salt water, Thursday at a well about 14 miles southwest of Alamo in Williams County, the Department of Mineral Resources reported Friday.
All the liquid was contained and recovered at the HRC Opera…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

State spill website expected to launch next week

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A website designed to improve public access to information about oil spills and releases of other potentially harmful liquids in North Dakota will launch next week, barring any unforeseen issues, a state health official said Friday.
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State spill website expected to launch next week

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A website designed to improve public access to information about oil spills and releases of other potentially harmful liquids in North Dakota will launch next week, barring any unforeseen issues, a state health official said Friday.
The…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Equipment failure, human error most likely causes of spills

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Like lost cellphone calls, most saltwater spills can be traced back to three causes: human error, equipment failure or network problems.
A review of incident reports filed with the North Dakota Department of Health since Jan. 1, 2012, f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Unwanted water: Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage, are difficult to clean up

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Unwanted water: Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage, are difficult to clean up

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

300-barrel saltwater spill reported near Grenora

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRENORA — A valve that was inadvertently left open caused a spill of about 300 barrels of saltwater at a Williams County oil well site, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday.

After a tanker truck filled up at a well site about 13 …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com