Valve Failure Forces ND Oil, Brine Spill

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 11:05 AM gHale


Valve failure on a saltwater disposal well led to a spill of 100 barrels of brine and 140 barrels of oil in Crosby, ND.

The North Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday said they recovered 90 barrels of brine and 65 barrels of oil, but some reached a nearby farm field and shelter belt.

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Tulsa, OK-based operator Samson Resources Company reported the release to authorities on Monday. The company says the failure of a valve on a saltwater disposal well led to the spill.

A state inspector is at the site located in northwest North Dakota less than 20 miles from the Canadian border.

A state official said the company is in the process of cleaning the site and is monitoring for evidence of “stressed vegetation.”



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