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More than 10,000 gallons of oil spill from pipeline in Dunn County, North Dakota

Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline reported the spill due to a pipeline fracture about 11 miles northwest of Killdeer. About 420 gallons of oil flowed onto nearby rangeland, which can render the land temporarily unusable for agriculture.

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BISMARCK — An estimated 10,500 gallons of crude oil spilled Tuesday, Feb. 2, from a pipeline in Dunn County, N.D., according to a news release from the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline reported the spill due to a pipeline fracture about 11 miles northwest of Killdeer, N.D. About 420 gallons of oil flowed onto nearby rangeland, which can render the land temporarily unusable for agriculture.

Department officials will continue inspecting the site and monitoring remediation efforts, according to the release.

Jeremy Turley is a Bismarck-based reporter for Forum News Service, which provides news coverage to publications owned by Forum Communications Company.
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