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Landowner Steve Jensen continues working in his field Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, near Tioga, N.D., while crews work off in the distance to clean up 20,600 barrels of oil that released in a Tesoro Logistics pipeline break. AMY DALRYMPLE/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Pipeline leak spills 20,600 barrels of oil in North Dakota

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UPDATED 10/11/2013 10:30am

TIOGA, N.D. – The farmer who discovered a pipeline break that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken crude near here said Thursday he hopes the industry learns from the incident and does a better job monitoring for leaks.

Steve Jensen said he’s been told by Tesoro Logistics it will take at least two to three years to clean up his field where he noticed the oil spill while harvesting wheat Sept. 29.

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