KBHB BIG 81
LISTEN LIVE
Bob Looby 5:00am - 11:00am
KBHB ON DEMAND
facebook

News Article

Oilfield Spill

Oilfield Spill
Lightning causes spill of oilfield wastewater near Williston
The Associated Press - May 17, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state Health Department says a lightning strike at a saltwater disposal facility in northwest North Dakota led to the release of more than 16,500 gallons of what is known as produced water.

Houston-based Oasis Petroleum Inc. reported the spill on Sunday at the site 15 miles northwest of Williston.

Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals.

Health Department Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says about 3,360 gallons of the oilfield wastewater escaped the site. He says the spill did not threaten any water sources.

Rockeman says crews were working to excavate contaminated soil at the site, under the supervision of a state inspector.



kbhbradio.com
Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: info@kbhbradio.com
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785
  BIG 81 ON FACEBOOK
  WEATHER
  MARKET NEWS