Mountrail County Saltwater Spill Caused After Contractor Strikes Pipeline

(Mountrail County, ND) — Goodnight Midstream is reporting that a strike to its fiberglass line by a contractor caused a saltwater spill. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality said yesterday that it had been made aware of last Thursday’s spill. The brine spill happened at the company’s site seven miles northwest of New Town when a contractor was installing a new pipeline. The spill dumped an estimated 285 barrels of the fluid, which the company said stayed in the pipeline trench.

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