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Courtesy Graphic This map shows Stark County's documented pipelines as of Friday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of Washington, D.C., does not allow the public to see statewide maps of pipelines for security reasons, PHMSA Damon Hill said. Citizens can see county pipeline maps.

Hidden pipelines: More than 7,000 miles of pipelines in North Dakota, state maps restricted from view of the public eye

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North Dakota has more than 7,000 miles of underground oil and gas pipeline, and requests from state and federal agencies to dig are sent in weekly. However, they cannot be seen on any state map, and no one knows exactly how far they stretch, officials said Friday.

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