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Oil Spill

N.D. oil tank spills reported

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil spilled from two separate tank storage incidents, one in Bottineau County near Mohall, and one in Williams County near Williston, according to reports filed Wednesday.

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Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

GLENDIVE — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.

January 25, 2015 11:30 am Video Photos

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An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a 39,000 gallon spill upstream. Then the ice began to pop, and all bets were off.

January 25, 2015 6:00 am Video Photos

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Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Some Glendive residents have reported dark material coming out of taps as the flush their pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency has studied the gritty particles and the concluded the material is not related to the oil spill but rather is naturally occurring sediment th…

January 23, 2015 9:57 am Photos

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'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill

'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill

GLENDIVE — At the Glendive High School auditorium Thursday night, a panel of local, state and federal agencies and Bridger Pipeline employees explained the proper procedure for flushing out residual benzene from their pipes in wake of the Yellowstone River oil spill that contaminated the cit…

January 22, 2015 10:15 pm Photos

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Shifting ice on Yellowstone River complicates oil recovery

Shifting ice on Yellowstone River complicates oil recovery

Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil that leaked into the river near Glendive on Jan. 17. Officials say ice capping the river for several miles is dictating what cleanup can be done.

January 22, 2015 4:15 pm Video Photos

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Montana city to hear if water safe to drink after oil spill

Montana city to hear if water safe to drink after oil spill

Authorities expect to determine Thursday if thousands of residents of a Montana city can drink from their taps after a broken pipeline spilled oil into a river and contaminated their water supply.

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Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006.

January 21, 2015 4:57 pm Related Loading…
Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network.

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Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are attempting to gather baseline data on the effects of Saturday’s oil spill into the Yellowstone near Glendive.

January 21, 2015 2:32 pm Photos

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Tainted water in Glendive

Tainted water in Glendive

The community of Glendive copes with water contaminated after an oil pipeline spill in the Yellowstone River.

January 21, 2015 2:20 pm Photos

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Tissue sampling

Tissue sampling

Amberly Huttinger of the Bozeman Fish Health Center takes tissue samples from a sucker's liver for testing to see if the fish was contaminated by the July ExxonMobil oil spill in 2012. Fish, Wildlife and Parks is capturing fish to conduct similar studies on the lower Yellowstone.

January 21, 2015 12:15 pmLoading…
State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17 oil spill west of Glendive.

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From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

The Poplar Pipeline breach happened at 10 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. Bridger employees began shutting down the line, according to a press release from Bridger Pipeline LLC.

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Breach in pipeline found; cancer-causing agent detected in water

Breach in pipeline found; cancer-causing agent detected in water

GLENDIVE — Eastern Montana residents rushed to stock up on bottled water Tuesday after authorities detected a cancer-causing component of oil in public water supplies downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill.

January 20, 2015 7:40 am Photos

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Yellowstone River oil spill

Yellowstone River oil spill

View of the crude oil that spill in and near the Yellowstone River.

January 19, 2015 9:17 amLoading…
Crews to clean up oil spilled into Yellowstone River from Montana pipeline

Crews to clean up oil spilled into Yellowstone River from Montana pipeline

At least 42,000 gallons of oil has leaked into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline, leaving the Glendive city water supply smelling and tasting like petroleum.

January 19, 2015 9:04 am Photos

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Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health.

January 18, 2015 3:26 pm Photos

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DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

DEQ seeking information from public on Yellowstone River oil spill cleanup

If crude oil from a 2011 pipeline break in the Yellowstone River near Laurel is still contaminating soil or sediment, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality wants to know about it.

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