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Drilling planned for diesel cleanup

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MANDAN (AP) -- Mandan officials say crews will drill at an angle to avoid tearing up Main Street while cleaning up a diesel spill.

The spill under the city was discovered in 1984, and some estimate it may have totaled as much as 4 million gallons.

A spokesman for the company cleaning up the diesel, Ken Kytta, says nearly 1.5 million pounds of contaminated material has been removed so far, including methane.

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