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North Dakota oil spill raises questions about safety

 


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The discovery of an oil pipeline spill earlier this month in western North Dakota has received heightened attention because of the battle over the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built about 150 miles to the southeast.

While the spill was on a different pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux and its supporters say a spill on the Dakota Access pipeline could threaten the tribe's drinking water, which is drawn from the Missouri River.

The developer of the Dakota Access project, Energy Transfer Partners, and the Army are battling in court over permission to cross under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir — the last large chunk of construction for the $3.8 billion project.

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