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Workers with heavy equipment try to contain an oil spill on the Jensen farm Saturday near Tioga, N.D. 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, N.D. The spill was originally discovered Sept. 29. (Neal Lauron/Greenpeace VIA FORUM NEWS SERVICE)

North Dakota oil spill cleanup will take months

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TIOGA, N.D. — As crews continue cleaning up after a pipeline break spilled 20,600 barrels of oil near here, more national media outlets are finding their way to the site in northwest North Dakota.

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Farmer Steve Jensen, who discovered the spill in his wheat field, had a TV crew from Al Jazeera America and a freelance photographer from Reuters pull into his yard Sunday.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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