Leak reported at N.D. oil well after blowout preventer fails

02/16/2014 | Reuters

Whiting Petroleum on Friday reported a blowout at one of its oil wells in North Dakota, resulting in a leak of hydraulic fracturing chemicals. The company said the well's blowout preventer failed, and 50 to 70 barrels per day of fracking fluid are leaking from the well. Responders are "still diverting what's flowing from the well into storage tanks," said North Dakota Department of Health spokesman Kris Roberts.

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