Saltwater spill rivals mammoth breach in 2006 - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Saltwater spill rivals mammoth breach in 2006

Posted: Updated:

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Cleanup is expected to continue in the coming weeks at the site of a saltwater spill in North Dakota that rivals a 2006 breach believed to be the worst environmental disaster in state history.

The estimated 1 million gallon spill on the Crestwood Midstream Partners LP pipeline was discovered July 8 near Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. It is one of the biggest oilfield spills in North Dakota history.

The 2006 incident involved a pipeline that spewed 1 million gallons of saltwater into a creek, aquifer and pond near the town of Alexander, North Dakota.

State Water Quality Director Karl Rockerman says cleanup efforts are still ongoing at the Alexander site.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.