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February 23, 2016
New brine remediation method could make salt ‘grow’ from soil at spill sites
A new approach to brine spill remediation could help landowners pull damaging salts directly from the soil. Aaron Daigh, an assistant professor...
February 23, 2016 - 10:21pm
January 6, 2016
Brine spill reported north of Dickinson
Approximately 140 barrels of saltwater and 10 barrels of oil were released in spill Monday resulting from a pipeline leak approximately one-half mile north of Dickinson at a site operated by C12 Energy North Dakota LLC, the North Dakota Department of Health reported Wednesday. The...
January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
December 3, 2015
N.D. looks at ways to reduce numbers, volume of brine spills.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The largest brine spill in state history might have one good thing going for it — change. The 3 million gallons of produced water that spilled near Blacktail Creek, 15 miles north of Williston on Jan. 6, was among the justifications for a $1.5 million study...
December 3, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 20, 2015
Students seek answers for brine water spill in their own backyard
GRENORA, ND. — It is the largest brine spill in North Dakota history, and it happened in someone’s backyard. One of those backyards just happened to be a student’s from the Grenora School District. Now Naomi Ness and her classmates have teamed up to raise awareness...
November 20, 2015 - 6:16pm
Update: Spill near White Earth River released 756,000 gallons of oil and brine water
WHITE EARTH, N.D. -- The amount of oil and brine recovered from an oil well near the White Earth River reached 756,000 gallons Tuesday, though officials said 99.9 percent of the contamination was contained to the well pad. An estimated 18,000 barrels of oil and brine water has...
October 20, 2015 - 5:33pm
October 19, 2015
Update: 'Significant' oil, brine spill affects White Earth River
WHITE EARTH -- An oil well in Mountrail County that has been out of control since late Saturday night leaked oil and brine water into the nearby...
October 19, 2015 - 5:36pm
May 18, 2015
Spill bill gets second look: Big leak from small pipeline puts focus on saltwater lines
Legislators will work with industry to come up with better safeguards for saltwater lines in North Dakota after a 4-inch line caused the biggest saltwater spill of this oil boom. The magnitude of that spill -- 3 million gallons -- may put more focus on these smaller water lines. The...
May 18, 2015 - 3:02pm
March 9, 2015
Truck overflow causes brine spill
WILLISTON, N.D. – A truck that overflowed caused about 40 barrels, or 1,680 gallons, of brine to spill and affect a nearby creek, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. Health officials are investigating water quality impacts of the spill, which occurred about 7...
March 9, 2015 - 6:50pm
January 28, 2015
Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. – Tanks that overflowed released nearly 40,000 gallons of oil and brine northwest of here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday. Oasis Petroleum reported that 490 barrels of oil and 455 barrels of produced water brine, or saltwater, have been...
January 28, 2015 - 11:45am
January 21, 2015
VIDEO: Williams Co. brine spill is biggest in years
A spill earlier this month from a saltwater line north of Williston has turned out to be the biggest spill of North Dakota's current oil boom. Approximately 70,000 barrels, or nearly 3 million gallons, of the brine escaped a rupture in a gathering line operated by Bridger Pipeline...
January 21, 2015 - 8:41pm
January 19, 2015
Two spills reported
A piping leak and an act of vandalism caused two spills in the oilfield over the weekend. The first, reported Saturday at a Hess Corp. central tank facility 9 miles south of Tioga, leaked about 320 barrels of brine from a piping leak, according to the Department of Mineral Resources....
January 19, 2015 - 4:03pm
January 15, 2015
State: Brine spill reached Missouri River
WILLISTON — Brine escaped from a leak in a saltwater disposal line in Williams County has reached the Missouri River, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday. Summit Midstream owns the line but it’s operated by subsidiary Meadowlark Midstream Company. The rupture...
January 15, 2015 - 11:22pm
January 12, 2015
Williams County spill reached Little Muddy River
WILLISTON — A brine leak from a pipeline in Williams County has traveled about 19 miles as the crow flies, and spread from Blacktail Creek to the Little Muddy River. Little Muddy River eventually flows into the Missouri River, but the state hasn’t determined whether it’s necessary...
January 12, 2015 - 6:12pm
October 10, 2014
Saltwater spill unlikely to affect Lake Sakakawea, officials say
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- An official with the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday’s brine spill near Arnegard will most likely not be detectable when it reaches Lake Sakakawea. About 1,000 barrels, or about 42,000 gallons, of brine water was released at an Oasis Petroleum...
October 10, 2014 - 11:42am
April 9, 2014
Tank overflow reported at oil well near Alexander
ALEXANDER — An unexpected increase in well pressure caused a tank to overflow and release 1,100 barrels of liquids at an oil and gas well about 4 miles southwest of Alexander, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday. An estimated 650 barrels of oil, or 27,300 gallons,...
April 9, 2014 - 3:39pm