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More than 20,000 barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in North Dakota

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The state department of health says a Tesoro oil pipeline spewed 20,600 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field near Tioga, North Dakota.  The spill was found on September 29 by a farmer harvesting wheat.

Roberts says cleanup crews have been on site since September and have recovered about 1,165 barrels of oil. A barrel is 42 gallons. The recovered oil amounts to about 50,000 gallons of oil from an area spanning the size of about seven football fields.

The spill has been contained and no water sources have been contaminated.

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