Western North Dakota pipeline leaks 75 barrels of saltwater
Arnegard, ND - A Statoil pipeline in McKenzie County has leaked 75 barrels of saltwater, according to preliminary estimates by the company.
The pipeline is about five miles northwest of Arnegard. Statoil is reviewing records to confirm its preliminary estimate.
Saltwater from the leak migrated toward an oxbow or U-shaped bend of Timber Creek and a small amount may have entered the oxbow.
Brady Espe, an environmental scientist with the health department, said the spill has been isolated. A dike has been constructed to contain fluid on the surface.
Health department personnel will be working with the company on cleanup.