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Feds Say Delay Worsened Oil Spill

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been.

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Missing Fisherman’s Body Found in Yellowstone River

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — The body of a Woodinville, Wash., man was recovered from the Yellowstone River in Montana shortly after his wife reported she was unable to reach him at a cabin where he had been staying during a fishing vacation

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DEQ Asking For Public Comment On Silvertip Pipeline

Last July, The Silvertip Pipeline near Laurel spilled 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. What caused the 12-inch pipeline to rupture is still under investigation by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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Photo From gulfofmexicooilspillblog.com
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Oil Sheen Found On Yellowstone Near Exxon Refinery

A spokeswoman for the Exxon Mobil refinery in Billings says workers are cleaning up a small oil sheen found in a side channel of the Yellowstone River in Billings.

Exxon Mobil spokeswoman Pam Malek said Monday that booms are in place to contain the oil

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Phot From environmentalheadlines.com
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Exxon Mobil Restarts Failed Silvertip Pipeline

Exxon Mobil officials say a failed pipeline that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River has restarted after federal officials approved repairs meant to prevent another accident.

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EPA Passing Lead On Exxon Spill Cleanup To Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to relinquish oversight of Exxon Mobil's 1,000-barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River, leaving the state to coordinate the remainder of the cleanup

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Some Oil Found In Yellowstone River But Fish Are Safe To Eat

Montana wildlife officials say fish exposed to an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill into the Yellowstone River are safe to eat despite some crude found in their internal organs. Laboratory results disclosed Thursday by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks revealed no oil in fillets cut from about 60 fish taken from the river in mid-July

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Exxon Mobil estimates Montana Oil Spill Will Cost $42M

Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost an estimated $42.6 million. That figure was included in documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press as a result of a public information request submitted to federal pipeline regulators

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Oil Pipeline Safety Council’s First Meeting Is Soon

Governor Brian Schweitzer’s oil pipeline safety council will hold its first meeting this Wednesday at the Department of Environmental Quality, Helena headquarters.  The council is made up of the directors from the Montana department of environmental quality, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and the

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State Council To Look At Pipeline Failure Risk

An oil pipeline safety council created by Governor Brian Schweitzer after a major Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River holds its first meeting in Helena Wednesday.

The council over the next year will gauge threats posed by pipelines crossing Montana waterways and make recommendations for preventing spills.

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