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Website Allows Visitors to Track Oil Spills

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According to a recent report by the Associated Press, North Dakota has had almost 300 pipeline spills that weren't publicly announced since January 2012, but the Health Department is planning to change that.

The Health Department is creating a website that will allow visitors to track spills as far back as  the 1970s and will alert residents of new ones. The Health Department says they were considering an informational website even before the public backlash following the Tioga spill. The website will not only contain information on gas and oil spills but also on agricultural and industrial spills.

"Every spill that's reported to the department will go on the webpage. People will be able to search by county, by quantity, by substance, and also get the same reports that we get," says Section Chief David Glatt, Environmental Health.

Glatt says he is expecting the website to be up and running in a few weeks.

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