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News Grand Forks,North Dakota 58203
Grand Forks Herald
Oil, brine spill into Burke County slough
Grand Forks North Dakota 375 2nd Ave. N. 58203

BISMARCK -- About 100 barrels of brine and oil have been released into a slough near Lignite in Burke County, the North Dakota Department of Health reported.

Initial data from Taqa North USA reports that brine, as well as a yet undetermined amount of oil, was released from a main injection line feeding three injection wells about three miles northwest of Lignite.

Health Department officials said Centennial, Colo.-based Taqa has an environmental consultant on site evaluating and planning a coordinated response, which includes removing impacted water and oil from the slough.

Health inspectors are monitoring cleanup and response by the environmental consultant.

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