ED-20180313-62224-USA – Environment Pollution – USA – North-America

The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a crude oil spill of 160 barrels or 6,720 gallons in McKenzie County about 16 miles southeast of Watford City. Initial estimates indicate those 160 barrels were released from the treater unit on a well pad. Of this amount, an estimated 24 barrels, or about 1,000 gallons, leaked onto nearby agricultural land. The rest was apparently contained on the well pad. The spill was the result of equipment failure in the treater unit. The well is owned by Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company LP. The spill was discovered on Sunday, March ...

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