2 more oil spills reported in N.D.

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by Jessica Holdman / Bismark Tribune

Two more oil spills have been reported in North Dakota.

The state Health Department is monitoring a crude oil spill of approximately 500 barrels in Williams County, at a rail transfer facility near Trenton.

Officials said 477 barrels were contained and have been recovered. Approximately 20 barrels escaped a secondary containment structure and reached the ground surface just outside the structure. All of the spilled oil was contained within the facility and no water has been affected, officials said.

Contaminated soil will be removed and disposed of at a licensed disposal facility.

The spill was reported by Hiland Partners, owners of Hiland Crude. The Health Department has an inspector on site to monitor the response and clean-up activities.

On Monday, Zenergy Inc., reported a 350-barrel oil spill in McKenzie County.

The spill happened on an oil well site Sunday morning and was contained on site, according to a report to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division,

At the time of the report, 300 barrels had been recovered.

The Oil and Gas Division sent a state inspector to the site. No other information was available Tuesday.

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