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Fluid release contained in Bowman County

RHAME – A stuck valve caused the release of 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater at a Bowman County central tank battery.

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All fluids were contained at the site and recovered. Continental Resources reported the leak happened Friday about 17 miles southwest of Rhame, at the Big Gumbo Creek Tank Battery.

A state inspector has been sent to the site, according to a release by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.