Sunday, July 3, 2011

Crude Oil leaking into Yellowstone River

An ExxonMobil pipeline appeared to have ruptured of some sort and is now linking an unspecified amount of oil into Yellowstone River.
80 personnel are currently on site from a regional response team, while 70 more are still en route.
Absorbent pads and booms have been activated to assist in cleaning the river. A team from the EPA is also on site.
The Yellowstone River is currently nearly a foot above flood stage as mountain snowpack continues to melt, leading some officials to hope that this high stage may push more water ashore.
The pipeline has been shut down to prevent more oil from leaking.

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