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Published October 22, 2013, 11:29 AM

Tour held to see impact of North Dakota saltwater spills

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Some residents of northwest North Dakota are increasingly worried about saltwater spills in their region.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Some residents of northwest North Dakota are increasingly worried about saltwater spills in their region.

The Minot Daily News reports that citizens and farmers toured parts of Bottineau County on Monday to look at land that has been impacted by saltwater, which is a byproduct of oil production.

Keene farmer and rancher Donny Nelson was one of the organizers of the tour. He says serious cropland damages from oil field saltwater are evident all across North Dakota's northern counties from Bottineau to the Montana border.

Attorney Fintan Dooley says he's attempting to obtain an accounting of how many Bottineau County acres have been destroyed by saltwater.

Organizers plan similar tours at Killdeer, Keene and Dickinson.

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