Damaged pipeline spills estimated 8,400 gallons of produced water

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A leak resulting from a damaged pipeline in McKenzie County spilled an estimated 8,400 gallons of produced water, impacting rangeland.

Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals. The state Health Department says the leak happened May 29 when a pipeline was struck by crews installing a water line about 15 miles southeast of Watford City.

State officials have inspected the site and are monitoring cleanup.