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Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
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January 24, 2015
Williston water still testing as safe
WILLISTON — The drinking water in Williston is still safe, despite a crude oil spill upstream from the city in the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Mont., the North Dakota Department of Health said Saturday. The health department has been testing the water since the spill last...
January 24, 2015 - 10:17pm
Glendive residents OK to drink water: Some homes near oil spill report dark ooze after flushing tap
Residents of a Montana town whose water supply was tainted by an oil pipeline rupture last week got the all-clear on Friday to turn taps back on, though some reported brown or black material spurting from faucets even after their pipes were flushed. Drinking supplies for some 6,000...
January 24, 2015 - 10:07pm
Monke: Spills in the state and a ‘State’ of laughter
Sometimes, you just have to rant. Every once in a while, as Peter Griffin once so eloquently said, there are aspects of life that tend to “grind my gears.” Here are a few of them that popped up last week: - Here a spill, there a spill: How many oil and saltwater spills and pipeline...
January 24, 2015 - 10:04pm
January 23, 2015
Montana town's water quality improving days after oil spill
A Montana town's water supply, contaminated by oil from a breached pipeline over the weekend, may be safe for drinking again by Friday, state officials said, after tests showed a drop in concentrations of a cancer-causing petrochemical. The contamination is linked to last Saturday's...
January 23, 2015 - 5:02pm
Shifting ice on Yellowstone complicates oil recovery
GLENDIVE, Mont. — Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil...
January 23, 2015 - 12:38am
January 22, 2015
Lessons learned: Oil spill effects on Yellowstone River’s fish, wildlife still uncertain
GLENDIVE, Mont. — Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and...
January 22, 2015 - 12:42am
January 21, 2015
Glendive residents cope with water contamination
GLENDIVE, Mont. — When Ginger Mosley first detected the smell of oil in the water at her home on Dodge Street in Glendive, it didn’t take...
January 21, 2015 - 10:03pm
January 20, 2015
Agency says oil pipeline break into Yellowstone River below riverbed
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the river bed, a federal official said Tuesday. The Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration confirmed the location of the break, but couldn't...
January 20, 2015 - 9:14pm
Response underway at breached pipeline near Glendive, restart date unknown
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Bridger Pipeline is digging up a pipeline that breached over the weekend and spilled crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, a federal agency said on Tuesday. The pipeline operator was unearthing the pipeline so the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...
January 20, 2015 - 2:23pm
January 19, 2015
Update: Fresh water being trucked into Glendive after Bakken crude spills into Yellowstone River
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons,...
January 19, 2015 - 10:10pm
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
Spill reported in Renville County
TOLLEY — An estimated 25 barrels of oil and 820 barrels of brine were spilled at an oil well site in Renville County. According to a North Dakota Department of Health press release, an estimated 70 barrels of the spilled brine flowed off of the well pad 5 miles east of Tolley....
January 15, 2015 - 12:10am
December 11, 2014
Spill contained in Williams County
BISMARCK — A spill about 10 miles southeast of Ray has been contained, according to a release. Hess Bakken Investments II reported a failed valve at a well site, which caused 800 barrels of saltwater to be released Wednesday. Vacuum trucks recovered 650 barrels on Wednesday and...
December 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 9, 2014
Officials say 2 saltwater, oil spills contained
BISMARCK — Two spills involving saltwater and oil have been contained on site in northern North Dakotas, the state Department of Mineral Resources’ Oil and Gas Division reported. Petro Harvester Operating Co. reported Friday that 20 barrels of oil and 225 barrels of saltwater...
December 9, 2014 - 10:30pm
November 18, 2014
Letter: Impressed by Tioga farmers who endured spill
After reading the front-page story in The Dickinson Press on Oct. 4 about the husband and wife, Steve and Patty Jensen, and the gigantic oil spill on their farmland near Tioga, I was very impressed. Their attitude and communication with the oil companies and environmentalists are...
November 18, 2014 - 8:27pm