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Equipment failure, human error most likely causes of spills

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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, found that connection leaks between valves and piping were the most common cause of spills, accounting for nearly 22 percent of 1,085 spills reported through Oct. 29 of this year.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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