250 barrels of saltwater leak into ND creek

BISMARCK (AP) – The North Dakota Health Department says a pipeline leaked about 250 barrels (10,500 gallons) of saltwater into a creek in northwest North Dakota.

Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says the leak was reported on Wednesday near Mohall, in Bottineau County. He says soil and water in the West Cutbank Creek were impacted by the spill.

The pipeline is owned by Fort Worth, Texas-based Enduro Operating LLC.

Rockeman says the West Cutbank Creek is a tributary to the Souris River, which is about 30 miles downstream. He says containment dikes have been placed in the creek and about 200 barrels of saltwater has been recovered.

Health inspectors have been on site monitoring the cleanup.