Fire crews from the DNRC will be burning a pile of woody, oily debris that remains from the  July 1 ExxonMobil oil spill. The debris is on an island upriver from the Duck creek bridge, near billings. Montana DEQ Project Manager Laura Alvey says due to safety concerns, burning the debris is the most effective cleanup method. (That interview is attached below)

Alvey says she expects this to be the only instance in which burning is used as a cleanup method. The DNRC  will conduct the controlled burn as the weather permits.