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Crews cleaning up brine spill near Crosby

CROSBY, N.D. — A valve or piping connection leak caused an estimated 1,796 barrels, or 75,432 gallons, of brine to leak at a saltwater disposal well over the weekend in Divide County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Monday, June 4.

Goodnight Midstream discovered the spill Saturday at a well 8 miles west of Crosby and reported it to regulators on Sunday. The spill was contained on the facility location within the diking around the saltwater disposal well, a spill report shows.

A state inspector has been on site and confirmed the spill was contained, said Oil and Gas Division spokeswoman Katie Haarsager. Cleanup is underway and inspectors will monitor the cleanup, she said.