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Misleading Information On Critters Harmed In Oil Spill

The damage to wildlife because of the ExxonMobil oil spill in the Yellowstone River seems small. Only about 20 critters have been observed covered with oil, but that count is misleading according to wildlife biologist Doug Inkley at the National Wildlife Federation.

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Ruptured Montana Oil Pipeline Had Earlier Problem

A federal pipeline safety official says inspectors found an "anomaly" in an oil pipeline a month before it ruptured in a Montana river, but the problem was not significant enough to force a shut down.

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Exxon Spill Highlights Gaps In Pipeline Oversight

Federal officials are unsure how many pipelines carrying hazardous fuels cross the nation's rivers and streams.

That's the assessment three weeks after a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River.

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Yellowstone Oil Spill Cause Could Take Months To Determine

A federal safety official says it will probably be months before investigators know what caused an ExxonMobil oil pipeline to rupture near Billings, Mont., spilling about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River.

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Flight Restrictions Over Yellowstone Spill Area

Aviation officials have imposed flight restrictions over an Exxon Mobil oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

Aircraft in the area cannot fly below 500 feet.

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Cleanup Continues On The Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Cleanup crews are finding more oil-fouled parts along the Yellowstone River near Billings, as flood waters recede after an ExxonMobile pipeline failure. Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy says last weekend was the first time they were able to get boats on the river and  help is appreciated

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Air, Soil, Wells Near Montana Oil Spill To Be Tested

The Environmental Protection Agency and Exxon Mobil will test indoor air, cropland soils and residential wells downstream of a Yellowstone River oil spill for contamination.

Residents have raised concerns about hazards from the tens of thousands of gallons of crude that poured into the watercourse.

EPA and local officials say they do not expect to find significant health dangers but were acting as a precaution.

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Residents Concerned About Health Risks From Oil Spill

People living near an oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River are concerned about health risks and damage the crude might be causing.

At an Environmental Protection Agency meeting Wednesday night, roughly 150 people showed up with questions about that and also about how long it will take to clean up the oil.

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Tester: Exxon Should Pay For Yellowstone River Spill With Profits

Senator Jon Tester says Exxon should pay the entire cost of cleanup and recovery after Friday’s spill. Tester called the C-E-O of Exxon Tuesday afternoon. His message: Taxpayers should not be stuck with the bill

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Rising River Complicates Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup

The initial cleanup along the oil-fouled Yellowstone River could be tested Tuesday as rising waters make it harder for Exxon Mobil Corp. to get to areas damaged by the crude spilled from a company pipeline.

The National Weather Service predicts the Yellowstone River, swelling with mountain snowmelt amid hot summer temperatures, will peak at Billings on Tuesday afternoon.

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