Fire at Watford City saltwater disposal well causes 550 barrels of brine to be released

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A fire at the J.W. FISKETJON 1 saltwater disposal well in Watford City on Wednesday caused an estimated 550 barrels of brine to be released, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division.

Cause has yet to be determined, and product was contained on-site.

A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor response and cleanup.

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