More than 3,500 gallons of produced water spilled on Saturday after an oilfield water truck rolled over in Dunn County.
By BRYCE MARTIN
N.D. Group Editor
HALLIDAY — More than 3,500 gallons of produced water, a byproduct of oil and gas exploration, spilled on Saturday after an oilfield water truck rolled over in Dunn County.
The North Dakota Department of Health reported Monday that the spill occurred about seven miles north of Halliday.
The truck is owned by High Ball Transport of New Town, according to a report released by the department. No details have been released regarding potential injuries from the rollover.
Initial estimates from the site indicated approximately 120 barrels of production water were released and 30 barrels were recovered. The department reported that an undetermined amount of the water flowed through a culvert and into a stock pond.
Health department personnel have been at the site and are monitoring the investigation.
Produced water, water that is trapped in underground formations and brought to the surface during drilling, contains chemicals from oil wells and can greatly affect nearby stock ponds, naturally occurring water sources or land.