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Potential Impacts of Saltwater Spill Near Mandaree

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More details are emerging on a salterwater spill near Lake Sakakawea on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

The EPA says the leak involves an estimated one million gallons of saltwater.

The agency says today there are no confirmed reports any of the spill reached a nearby bay.

Some of the saltwater did reach a tributary that empties into the bay.

The EPA says most of the spill was pooled on the ground, soaked into the soil and held behind beaver dams.

You can see evidence of dead grass and the actual path the spill took toward lower ground.

The leak near Mandaree started over the weekend and was discovered Tuesday.

State Health Department workers checked out the site earlier this week.

Rockeman says the saltwater would dissolve into the fresh water and downstream areas shouldn't be affected.

Tribal officials decided to take Mandaree's water supply off its normal source, until questions about the million-gallon leak are answered.

 

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