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Sully Creek affected by oil spill in Billings County

FRYBURG -- An equipment failure caused a small amount of oil and produced water mixture to spill into Sully Creek west of Fryburg on Monday, according to a release by the North Dakota Department of Health.

FRYBURG -- An equipment failure caused a small amount of oil and produced water mixture to spill into Sully Creek west of Fryburg on Monday, according to a release by the North Dakota Department of Health.

About 200 barrels of oil and 225 barrels of produced water were released onto the oil well pad containment area operated by Hess Bakken Investments in Billings County. About 20 barrels of the oil and water mixture spilled off the pad, and onto an adjacent pasture and eventually into the creek.

North Dakota Oil and Gas Division and Department of Health personnel have inspected the site. The Department of Health will continue to monitor the investigation.

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