Cut Bank Oil Spill Cleanup Finished After 6 Weeks
The cleanup of an estimated 840-gallon oil spill in northwestern Montana is finished after six weeks. The contractor, Indian Country Environmental Associates, completed the work on Sunday. Owner Gabe Renville says that his crew collected 20 55-gallon barrels of oil and water. The spill happened June 12 on an oil field on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation operated by Salt Lake City-based FX Energy. The oil flowed nearly a mile down a steep ravine to the Cut Bank Creek and it was not discovered until July 12. Don Judice of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which regulates oil and gas on the reservation, says BLM and Environmental Protection Agency officials will inspect the site Tuesday or Wednesday.
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