Pipeline leaks nearly 34,000 gallons of brine near New Town

June 15, 2020 GMT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline leak caused nearly 34,000 gallons of brine to spill out near New Town, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Monday.

Officials said cleanup began on Sunday, when about half of the liquid was recovered on the BNN North Dakota, LLC tank battery. Brine is a byproduct of oil production.

A state inspector has been sent to the location and will monitor cleanup.