8,400 gallons of produced water spills in Stark County

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — About 8,400 gallons of produced water has spilled in Stark County because of a pipeline leak.

North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality says the pipeline operator, Scout Energy Management, reported the spill earlier this week when it occurred west of Dickinson and contained it.

Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals. It’s a byproduct of oil and gas development.

State officials have inspected the site and are continuing to monitor it.

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