Injection Line Leads to ND Brine Spill

Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 01:08 PM gHale


A damaged injection line caused an 8,400-gallon brine spill in Bottineau County, ND, Wednesday.

The spill occurred 3 1/2 miles north of Mohall, said officials at the North Dakota Department of Health.

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A representative of Texas-based Enduro Operating LLC, which operates the line, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Initial estimates show 8,400 gallons of what’s known as produced water, a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals, released onto a pasture.

The department said no surface water felt the impact as of yet. The Health Department will work with the company on remediation plans.