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Forum News Service, Published November 19 2013

Oil spill reported at Trenton rail facility

TRENTON, N.D. – About 500 barrels of crude oil spilled at a rail transfer facility near here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday.

A total of 477 barrels were contained and recovered. About 20 barrels escaped a secondary containment structure and reached the ground just outside the structure, the department said.

All of the released oil was contained within the company’s facility and no water has been affected. Contaminated soils will be removed and disposed of at a licensed disposal facility, said the health department, which has an inspector on site to monitor the cleanup.

The release was reported by Hiland Partners, owners of Hiland Crude.

Trenton is southwest of Williston in Williams County.