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Spill contained in Divide County

FORTUNA, N.D. - A pump leak caused about 500 barrels of brine, or 21,000 gallons, to spill in Divide County but the contamination was contained at the site, the state Oil and Gas Division said Tuesday.

FORTUNA, N.D. – A pump leak caused about 500 barrels of brine, or 21,000 gallons, to spill in Divide County but the contamination was contained at the site, the state Oil and Gas Division said Tuesday.

Murex Petroleum Corp. reported the spill on Sunday at a well site five miles south of Fortuna. The saltwater, along with 1,260 gallons of snow and ice that were present prior to the release, were contained and recovered on site, a news release from the Oil and Gas Division said.

A state inspector has been to the location.

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