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Valve connection leak causes brine spill

EPPING – Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation reported Tuesday that 19,698 gallons of brine were released at a well site near Epping due to a valve connection leak.

The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Monday at the Evitt 34-12TFH well, about 10 miles southeast of Epping.

The product was contained on-site and cleanup is under way. At the time of reporting about 13,440 gallons had been recovered.

A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor additional cleanup.

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