A pipeline spill at a Marathon Oil operated site in North Dakota earlier this week released an estimated 6,250 gallons of produced water.

According the North Dakota Department of Health, the pipeline spill was reported on Tuesday and occurred at a Dunn County well site about 6 miles north of Killdeer.

The pipeline is believed to have spilled about 149 barrels of brine, a byproduct of oil and gas production.

A North Dakota state environmental scientist told the AP that the released fluid traveled about 1,500 feet from the well site after making its way into a dry channel.

The Department of Health added that there is currently no evidence that the spill impacted nearby wetlands.

Houston-based Marathon told the AP that it’s currently investigating the cause of the release and added the copmany doesn’t yet know how long the cleanup will take.

The Department of Health said it is responding to the spill and will work with the company on remediation plans.


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