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Large Oil Leak in North Dakota Confirms Water Protectors’ Fears

The creek froze solid shortly after the spill, preventing the oil from reaching the Little Missouri and downstream locations, according to company reports. Bill Suess, program manager for the North Dakota Department of Health’s (Oil) Spill Response Team, claimed that the leak has not contaminated drinking water sources. Cleanup efforts are underway, which AP reports are expected to be completed in spring 2017.

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