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BNSF crews finish clean up efforts after waste water spill

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Crews have finished the clean up after a failed valve spilled thousands of gallons of waste water into the milk river in Havre.


The incident was discovered Wednesday morning when crews saw waste water leaking out of the facility. Workers began deploying containment booms to clean up the water. Ross Lane, regional director for BNSF said not only did two thousand gallons of waste water leak but so did nearly 200 gallons of oil or diesel fuel.
Any nearby soil will now be tested and removed but BNSF said there is no danger to the public. 

Lane said, "We do recognize that there has been a negative impact to the community and we apologize for that and we are taking steps to make sure this cant happen again and we will also test the system for proper operation before we restart it."

Currently, it is unknown how much was recovered but crews have been working continuously to make sure the area is properly cleaned. 
 

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