1 Mn Gallons Of Oil-Drilling Byproducts Leaked Into N. Dakota Drinking Water – 10 July 2014

RT logoA North Dakota pipeline has hemorrhaged about 1 million gallons of oil-drilling saltwater into the ground of a native Indian reservation, with some of the byproduct suspected to have leaked into a lake that provides drinking water.

The spill of a toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation was discovered on Tuesday.

The cleanup is expected to last for weeks, according to Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety at Crestwood Midstream Services Inc. A subsidiary of Crestwood – Aero Pipeline LLC – owns the underground pipeline.

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