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Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil wells or drilling rigs — that were to blame. The lightning-sparked fires destroyed the groups of silo-like storage tanks at the three locations, which...

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