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Lightning strike causes produced water & oil spill

ALEXANDER – A lightning strike caused the release of about 10,000 gallons of produced water and oil at a saltwater injection facility, about eight miles north of Alexander, on Wednesday. The facility is operated by Environmentally Clean Systems.

Initial inspections indicate the spill impacted a tributary to Camp Creek.

The National Reporting System notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) of the spill.

Personnel from the NDDEQ have been on-site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.

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