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12/12/2011 05:03 pm ET

Rural Communities Pay Price For US Oil Bonanza

New discoveries of potential "tight oil" deposits are being made around the US, and no one is sure just how much oil the nation has waiting in geological formations that can now be tapped through new technology.

But the discoveries have already created one boom area, bringing a sparsely populated region of North Dakota gushes of jobs, people and problems no one foresaw.

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