North Dakota pipeline oil spill cleanup continues

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm •  Published: June 9, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Department of Health says cleanup efforts continue in at least one of two pipeline spill sites that released a total of nearly 1,000 barrels of crude oil over the weekend.

Kris Roberts with the health department says the agency has been told that oil has begun seeping out of affected soil at the site of a pipeline leak in McKenzie County. The pipeline spilled 300 barrels of oil on Saturday after it was damaged in a pipeline trenching operation.

A barrel is 42 gallons.

Roberts says the cause of a 690 barrel pipeline spill near New Town is yet to be determined. He says the oil spill was mostly contained and cleaned up as of Saturday night. He says he does not know if cleanup is continuing.