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Denbury Resources spokesman: Saltwater leak 'posed no threat'

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Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

A Denbury Resources spokesman said late Wednesday that the area where a saltwater leak occurred in Stark County this week was secure and "posed no threat" to the public.

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"All liquids are being contained and recovered," said Ernesto Alegria of the Plano, Texas,-based company. "We have been actively working with government and local officials to mitigate and remediate the water."

The saltwater leak along Highway 10 about 3 miles east of Dickinson was noticed by a passer-by Tuesday evening. The Dickinson Rural Fire Department responded to a call from that passer-by.

Fire Chief Andy Paulson said the area was "lucky that somebody noticed this before dark."

It is unknown how much saltwater was leaked after a contractor allegedly severed the Denbury saltwater line while doing work in the area, according to officials.

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