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Brine spill reported at Bottineau County injection well site

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BOTTINEAU — A spill at an injection well site owned by Denbury Onshore in Bottineau County released about 1,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons, of brine, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

A failed pipe fitting caused the spill, the department said. About 100 barrels, or 4,200 gallons, escaped the site into a neighboring wetland. A temporary berm was constructed to prevent additional fluid from reaching the wetland.

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