Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana’s Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Shovelnose sturgeon and emerald shiners that were netted by Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel in the Yellowstone River downstream from a Jan. 17 oil spill will be tested at a Billings lab for exposure to petroleum chemicals.
Authorities have lowered to 30,000 gallons their estimate of the amount of oil that spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in Eastern Montana.
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.
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.
Neither technology nor electronic communications alerted community members to the two most recent major oil spills into the Yellowstone River. No, it was the smell:
Federal regulators on Friday ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply.
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…
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…
The threat of oil chemicals in Glendive’s drinking water will likely be resolved Thursday after an oil pipeline break in the Yellowstone River last Saturday.
When Ginger Mosley first detected the smell of oil in the water at her home on Dodge Street in Glendive, it didn’t take long for her 15-year-old son Tyler to fill up a glass, slosh it around and take a swig.
Cottonwood trees along the Yellowstone River at Intake Dam fishing access site show the scars of spring ice jams. With an oil spill above the site, ice could carry the spill far inland.
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.
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.
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.
Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water.
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.
Associated Press reporter Matthew Brown contributed these images from Monday and Tuesday in Glendive as residents reacted to an oil spill into the Yellowstone River.
The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the riverbed, a federal official said Tuesday.