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Oil Spills Not Unusual in ND

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Two oil spills have occurred in North Dakota in just the past two weeks.

The most recent was in Divide County.

David Glatt of the North Dakota Health Department says this spill was anywhere between 20 and 50 barrels.

A pipeline broke and impacted soil and a wetland.

He says for the amount of activity going on in oil country, it's not unusual to have oil spills.

Glatt says, on average, they see about five reports of oil spills a day.

"They range from anywhere from being extremely small - a couple gallons - to being upwards to many barrels. Some of them are taken care of, most of them are taken care of right during that day, cleaned up, no issues. Other ones take a little bit longer," says David Glatt, Environmental Health Chief, ND Dept. of Health.

Glatt says in cases where clean up will take several days or there's immediate public concern, they will notify the public.

He says if you have any questions you can contact the health department at 701-328-2372.

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