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Lightning Causing Problems In The Oil Patch
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Fargo ND 301 8th St. S. 58103

There have been three fires in North Dakota's oil patch since the beginning of June -- and it's highlighting the threat lightning poses to those operations.

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In each case -- tanks that store the toxic saltwater that's used in drilling were to blame -- not the wells or rigs. 

North Dakota doesn't require companies to install lightning protections at the storage and disposal sites.

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