North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality

Livestock and pet owners encouraged to be on the lookout for blue-green algae

Livestock, pets and children are most at risk of becoming ill due to the algae.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Blue-green algae may already be present in many bodies of water across North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality says that while the algae is most common in late summer, it only takes a few hot days for the algae to bloom. The algae is known to produce toxins called cynotoxins that when ingested can cause vomiting,…

Two Produced Water Spills Release about 500 Barrels in North Dakota

The NDDEQ says it is inspecting both sites and will continue to monitor the investigation

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reported two separate produced oil spills in northwestern North Dakota on Tuesday. A valve failure on a well pad in McKenzie County was the cause of the first spill that occurred on January 11. Landtech Enterprises, the operator of the well, estimates approximately 290 barrels of produced water spilled with about four…