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Inspectors find two pipelines leaked oil, gas into Sakakawea tributary last week

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BISMARCK – Last week’s spill of petroleum products into a tributary of Lake Sakakawea has been traced to two leaking pipelines located within about 10 feet of each other, a North Dakota Department of Health official said Tuesday.

Karl Rockeman, director of the Division of Water Quality, said inspectors confirmed that crude oil and natural gas condensate spilled into Sand Creek in McKenzie County.

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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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