The Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. spill was discovered Mon. by a landowner near Belfield. The cause of the leak is under investigation and the amount of the spill is unknown, in part because of recent blizzards and subzero temperatures throughout ND.
While the pipeline may have been halted in North Dakota, construction workers just finished drilling under the Des Moines River, which supplies the water for half a million people in Iowa. Landowner eminent domain lawsuits are pending.