Oil, Brine Spill in ND — Again

Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 06:08 PM gHale


An undetermined amount of oil and around 100 barrels of brine and oil released Wednesday into a slough near Lignite in Burke County, North Dakota, said state Department of Health officials.

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

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Taqa North USA, said 4,200 gallons of brine released.

Health Department officials said Centennial, CO-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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