August 2011

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Yellowstone River spillA pipeline running underneath the Yellowstone River in Montana, owned by ExxonMobil, ruptured on July 1. This resulted in a spill of crude oil into the river approximately 20 mi..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Yellowstone River spill A pipeline running underneath the Yellowstone River in Montana, owned by ExxonMobil, ruptured on July 1. This resulted in a spill of crude oil into the river approximately 20 miles upstream from Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river (which was in flood stage) before the pipeline was cut off. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting both air and water sampling to determine what impacts the spill may have on air or water quality. Air monitoring using real-time instruments that look for volatile organic compounds and hydrogen sulfide have shown no detections in ambient air along the Yellow

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