SPILL

Cleanup underway after 21,000-gallon oil well spill

WILLISTON, N.D. – Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of crude oil spilled at a well east of Williston. State Oil and Gas Division officials say the release at the Equinor Energy LP well was due to a valve failure. Officials say the oil was contained on-site and all but about 400 gallons had been recovered as of Wednesday afternoon….

Governor Doug Burgum Talks Keystone Oil Spill Response Efforts

The Governor talked with TC energy CEO Russell Girling and the Department of Environmental Quality about finding out what caused the spill and solutions to fix it.

FARGO N.D — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum calls for quick action after the Keystone pipeline dumped over 9 thousand barrels of oil near Edinburg. The Governor talked with TC energy CEO Russell Girling and the Department of Environmental Quality about finding out what caused the spill and solutions to fix it. Burgum says the state is investigating if record…

Crews contain chemical spill at West Fargo business

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Crews respond after 250 gallons of calcium chloride leaked at a West Fargo business. They arrived at XPO Logistics trucking company on the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue Northwest around 2:00 Wednesday morning. The West Fargo Fire Department says the chemical came from a semi trailer in the parking lot of a warehouse. Calcium chloride is…

Corrosive Fluid Spills from FedEx Truck on Main Avenue

The chemical didn't cause any harm because of the low temperatures

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Traffic was down to one lane on part of Main Avenue early this afternoon after a corrosive fluid spilled from a FedEx truck. A two and a half gallon pail of a chemical fell off the truck in West Fargo, and another car hit it, causing it to spill on the street. Firefighters used floor–dry to get…

TransCanada Recovers 24,000 Gallons of Oil at Site of South Dakota Spill

They don't believe any of the spill polluted surface water or drinking water systems

  AMHERST, SD — TransCanada officials say they have been able to recover thousands of gallons of oil from the site of a spill in Amherst, South Dakota. The company says more than 24,000 gallons of oil have been recovered as of Wednesday and nearly 170 people remain at the site working on the clean-up. They don’t believe any of…

Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

Diesel Fuel Spill in Devils Lake Contained

The lake is not a source of drinking water to any nearby communities

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — The North Dakota Health Department is monitoring the cleanup after diesel fuel spilled into Devils Lake. The spill happened at the Army National Guard’s Camp Grafton facility when a diesel fuel dispenser malfunctioned. About 1,300 gallons of fuel was contained, but about 500 gallons made its way through the storm sewer system into the lake….

Community Struggles with Answers After Fatal West Fargo Fentanyl Spill

Health officials say they are desperately seeking a solution but need the entire community needs to understand how dire the situation is

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo police are in the process of investigating after a fentanyl exposure kills one man and puts another in the hospital. West Fargo officers arrived at 612 6th Street East in West Fargo just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Alexander Hirn, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was taken to the hospital….