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The epicenter of an oil rush is in Williston, North Dakota. CNBC’s
CNBC cameras capture both incredible growth and the serious growing pains that come with it, exposing a small town bursting at the seams. Boomtown is under immense pressure, crushed by truck traffic, plagued by lagging infrastructure, and shocked by a surge in violent crimes. But the biggest threat is the controversy surrounding what goes on underground. From worries over contaminated ground water to concerns about earthquakes, all over the country fracking is making news and taking serious heat. Will regulation aimed at fracking derail Williston? Brian Shactman goes beyond the headlines inside the real story of an American oil rush.