EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: North Dakota Oil Spill Leaks 20,000 Barrels

by Cassady Craighill

October 14, 2013

Workers with heavy equipment try to contain an oil spill on the Jensen farm near Tioga, North Dakota on October 12, 2013. A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota. The spill was originally discovered on September 29, 2013. Photo by Neal Lauron/Greenpeace

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A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota. The spill was originally discovered on September 29, 2013.

Tiogo, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen by his combine on October 13, 2103. Jensen was using the combine to harvest wheat when he discovered a huge oil spill on a section of his farm.

Tiogo, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen by his combine on October 13, 2103. Jensen was using the combine to harvest wheat when he discovered a huge oil spill on a section of his farm.

A private security worker is stationed near workers with heavy equipment are mounding soil around the perimeter of huge oil spill outside of Tioga, North Dakota

A private security worker is stationed near workers with heavy equipment are mounding soil around the perimeter of huge oil spill outside of Tioga, North Dakota

Workers with heavy equipment try to contain an oil spill on the Jensen farm near Tioga, North Dakota

Workers with heavy equipment try to contain an oil spill on the Jensen farm near Tioga, North Dakota

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Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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