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Courtesy Photos by North Dakota Department of Health Crews clean up a crude oil spill near Alexander on Thursday. The pipeline spilled 800 barrels, according to the North Dakota Department of Health.

Oil spill initial estimate doubled to 800 barrels: Department of Health says about half escaped into dry drainage

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ALEXANDER -- The North Dakota Department of Health has doubled the initial estimate of an oil spill Thursday in McKenzie County, now saying that 800 barrels leaked from an above-ground section of pipeline because of a gasket failure.


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