Monday, January 19, 2015

Pipeline breach spills 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

Pipeline breach spills 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

Repost from KRTV News, Great Falls, MT


Water safety concerns exist following oil leak near Glendive

By Dustin Klemann – MTN News, Billings, January 18, 2015


GLENDIVE — An oil leak near Glendive has emergency crews mobilizing to assess the damage and begin cleanup.

The leak from a pipeline was confirmed to have happened Saturday around 10:00am.

At this time it’s estimated that as much as 1,200 barrels, or roughly 50,000 gallons, of oil could have spilled into the Yellowstone River.

Bridger Pipeline, the company in charge confirmed the release of crude oil from its Poplar pipeline system......

...Governor Steve Bullocks communication director David Parker said it was his understanding that the river at the crossing where the spill occurred was frozen; that has not been confirmed.

No one was injured in the leak, however concerns over the safety and usability of water in the area do exist.

.... a Glendive viewer informs MTN that their drinking water does have the smell of diesel.

We’ll keep you updated as developments happen and when more details are confirmed. Please share!

also:    Crews to clean up oil spilled from eastern Montana pipeline

...."Oil has made it into the [Yellowstone] river," Salvin said. "We do not know how much at this point."

Oil has been seen in the river in spots 15 and 25 miles downstream from Glendive, Salvin said. Some of the oil is trapped under ice.....

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