- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota officials say an oil spill in Billings County is thousands of gallons larger than initially reported.

The Health Department said Friday that Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC has recovered over 21,000 gallons of oil and roughly 5,000 gallons of produced water from holes made in the subsurface of the site near Belfield.

The department had first been notified of a roughly 84-gallon oil spill in July.

Health officials say it’s unclear if there’s been groundwater impact because the investigation is ongoing.

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