- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WESTHOPE, N.D. (AP) - State officials are monitoring cleanup of an oil spill in a slough six miles southeast of Westhope, in north central North Dakota.

The state Health Department said Wednesday that three barrels of oil and a small amount of saltwater spilled from a broken pipe at a well owned by Enduro Operating. A barrel holds 42 gallons.

The company estimated that two barrels of oil had been recovered by a vacuum truck. The rest will be burned off with state approval, and affected soil will be removed from the site.

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