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Other views: N.D. must be vigilant about spills

Published 04/29/2011, The Jamestown Sun

North Dakota should take heed of a few recent warnings of the potentially dire consequences of oil development. Earlier this month, when a pipeline failed near Keene, in McKenzie County, 4,200 gallons of potentially toxic saltwater and 5 gallons of oil ran into Lake Sakakawea. It was the first known time that oil or waste from oil production entered the Missouri River reservoir, a critical waterway and the drinking supply for cities, including Williston and Bismarck.

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