Department of Health Reports Spill Near Marmath - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Department of Health Reports Spill Near Marmath

Posted: Updated:
Two thousand barrels of water used for enhanced oil recovery spilled near the city of Marmath.

The North Dakota Department of Health says it was caused by a break in the machine's line and that's as not as bad for the environment as it could have been. 

"The source water is water that is used in enhanced oil recovery. It's water that's pumped from the ground and back down into the formation where the oil is and then it comes back up with the oil. This is different than the produced water that is brought up with oil when it is brought to the surface. It's not as salty, so therefore it has less of an environmental impact," says Karl Rockeman of the department.

The spill has been contained and is under investigation.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Officer Involved Shooting in Minot

    Officer Involved Shooting in Minot

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:44:53 GMT
    Two people were shot by Minot Police early this morning after an encounter at Tires Only Inc. 
    Two people were shot by Minot Police early this morning after an encounter at Tires Only Inc. 
  • Facebook Users Respond to App Changes

    Facebook Users Respond to App Changes

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:51:59 GMT

    A few months ago, Facebook created a new change to the mobile app, causing a stir among users. Users can't message or chat with friends through the app anymore. Instead, users are urged to download a separate app called Messenger. 

    A few months ago, Facebook created a new change to the mobile app, causing a stir among users. Users can't message or chat with friends through the app anymore. Instead, users are urged to download a separate app called Messenger. 

  • Raising Money through the Buffalo Berry

    Raising Money through the Buffalo Berry

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:50:23 GMT
    In order to raise some awareness about the Buffalo Berry, Bravehearts for Kids, a non-profit pediatric cancer charity hosted a kickoff for the Buffalo Berry festival Saturday at Sertoma Park. 
    In order to raise some awareness about the Buffalo Berry, Bravehearts for Kids, a non-profit pediatric cancer charity hosted a kickoff for the Buffalo Berry festival Saturday at Sertoma Park. 
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.