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Jan 23, 2015

Millions of gallons of saltwater leak into North Dakota creek

By Ernest Scheyder

WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – Almost 3 million gallons of potentially toxic saltwater leaked from a western North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, the largest spill of its kind in the state’s history.

The leak, from a four-inch saltwater pipeline operated by Summit Midstream Partners LP approximately 15 miles north of Williston, occurred earlier this month and was reported to state officials on Jan. 7. It’s not clear what caused the leak and an investigation is underway, a Summit spokesman said.

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Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater leak into North Dakota creek

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and
an unknown quantity of crude oil have leaked from a North Dakota
pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, by far the
largest spill of its kind in the state’s history, officials
said.

The leak, from a saltwater collection line owned by Summit
Midstream Partners LP approximately 15 miles north of
Williston, occurred sometime earlier this month and was reported
to state officials on Jan. 7.