- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Department of Health says a brine spill cause by a failed pipe fitting has been reported at an injection well site in Bottineau County.

Officials estimate that about 1,000 barrels of salt brine were released, with about 100 barrels escaping the site into a neighboring wetland.

Inspectors from the Health Department and the Oil and Gas Division have been at the site, which is owned by Denbury Onshore.

A temporary berm has been built to prevent additional fluid from reaching the wetland.

About 700 barrels of brine have been recovered.


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