An undetermined amount of oil and around 100 barrels of brine and oil released Wednesday into a slough near Lignite in Burke County, North Dakota, said state Department of Health officials.
Initial data from Taqa North USA found brine, as well as a yet undetermined amount of oil, released from a main injection line feeding three injection wells about three miles northwest of Lignite.
Taqa North USA, said 4,200 gallons of brine released.
Health Department officials said Centennial, CO-based Taqa has an environmental consultant on site evaluating and planning a coordinated response, which includes removing impacted water and oil from the slough.
Health inspectors are monitoring cleanup and response by the environmental consultant.