United States: Yellowstone River Oil Spill Spreads over 40 Miles Downstream

Yahoo!: An oil pipeline under the Yellowstone River just upstream from Laurel, Mont., ruptured Saturday. The pipeline's operators reacted quickly and shut down the flow but not before at least 10,000 barrels, 42,000 gallons, of crude oil spilled into the river. The pipeline runs from Silver Tip, Mont., to a refinery in Billings, Mont.. The Yellowstone is slowly receding from severe flooding conditions in the late spring. Just upstream from the break, the Edgar MT river gauge shows the water down a foot......

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