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Courtesy Photo by Tanner Overland, Overland Aerial Photography A flooded oil well near the confluences of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers has a work-over rig and other equipment on it Friday near Williston.

Water and oil mix: Oil around flooded well believed to be contained


TRENTON — Containment booms are surrounding a flooded oil well near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to prevent oil that leaked from a tank from spilling into the rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said Saturday.

Crews used to boats to deploy about 6,200 feet of absorbent booms Friday evening to contain oil from a well site owned by Zavanna that had breached the dike.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.