Saltwater, oil release at site near Mohall

MOHALL – A pump failure was the cause of the release of saltwater and oil at the Rice-State 2H saltwater disposal well, eight miles east of Mohall, Sunday. The site is in Bottineau County.

31 Operating reported the incident on Monday that 36,960 gallons of saltwater and 42 gallons of oil were released and contained within the diking on site. Eighty-four gallons of saltwater remains to be recovered.

A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional clean-up, said North Dakota Oil and Gas Division officials.