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The cleanup site after a Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a wheat field near Tioga, N.D., is pictured on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The spill was originally discovered on September 29, 2013. must credit: Tanner Overland, Overland Aerial Photography

Inspection before oil spill near Tioga showed a 'serious problem'

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By Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service

TIOGA, N.D. – An inspection of a pipeline that leaked 20,600 barrels of oil near here showed a “serious problem,” but the company did not receive the test results until after the spill occurred, a North Dakota state regulator said.

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