November 15, 2016

Apollo Resources to be fined for release

By Jack Dura
Farmer Staff Writer

An oil and gas company will be fined after drilling muds and saltwater flowed into a drainage ditch near where State Highway 68 turns north toward Alexander.
Bill Seuss, a state health department environmental scientist, said the North Dakota Industrial Commission discovered the release at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, near Madison Treating Plant #1.
Apollo Resources overflowed a tank, Seuss said, sending drilling muds and saltwater off the well pad and downhill into a drainage ditch for a few hundred feet.
The drainage ditch flows toward an unnamed stream, Seuss added, but did not enter the stream.

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