Oil, brine spill into Burke County slough
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.