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Ethanol Spill Spews 8,500 Gallons of Fuel into Factory

A valve on a hose was left partially open.

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RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) — State Health Department officials are monitoring cleanup of a spill at the Red Trail Energy ethanol plant just east of Richardton.

Officials say about 8,500 gallons of the fuel spilled when a valve on a hose was left partially open. The spill discovered Thursday was contained within the plant.

Health Department officials were at the scene inspecting the site.

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