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Health Department Approves Cleanup Plan For Tesoro Leak

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One of the largest oil spills in state history will take at least two years to clean up.  

A pipeline near Tioga owned by Tesoro leaked 20,000 barrels of crude oil last September. The North Dakota Department of Health has approved a remediation plan for the site, and Tesoro is financially responsible for the clean up.  

The plan will involve excavating and treating oil-contaminated soil. The size of the spill is about 7.3 acres, which is about  the size of seven football fields.
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