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Nearly 3,000 gallons of oil, brine spill in Mountrail County

Posted 12:13 p.m. Tuesday

— State Health Department officials say cleanup is underway after the spill of nearly 3,000 gallons of oil and saltwater in Mountrail County.

Officials say about 40 barrels of oil and 30 barrels of brine were released Monday at a site operated by Arsenal Energy USA Inc. near Stanley. A barrel holds 42 gallons.

An unknown amount of oil and brine flowed into a stock pond. State officials are monitoring the cleanup.

The spill was blamed on a treater leak. A treater is used to separate and condition oil-gas-saltwater mixtures so the oil can be transported.


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