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Helms: Whiting well leaking 200 barrels a day in N.D.

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WATFORD CITY — Crews were working Friday to regain control of an oil well south of Watford City after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety.

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The oil well blowout occurred Thursday after a piece of equipment failed at a well about seven miles north of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, said Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms.

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