06 Jul '11, 4pm

Exceptional Snowmelt Flooding Yellowstone River, Hampers Oil Spill Cleanup & May Have Caused It #exxon

According to US Department of Transportation documents, the pipeline under the Yellowstone River was not shut down until 56 minutes after the leak had been first detected. Initially ExxonMobil said it was shut down after just 30 minutes. The discrepancy is being chalked up to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.'s president speaking without notes to the press, and the the DOT figure was based off figures provided by Exxon. (More: Boston.com ) As for the effect of spring snowmelt-caused flooding, which normally would have peaked already but because of high winter snowfall still continues, the Yellowstone River is now flowing over its banks, the banks are unstable, and there's a high about of floating debris in the river. This is bringing oil into people's yards and into farmer's fields. Cathy Williams, who raises livestock, wheat, alfalfa and hay with her husband Jerry on some 800 acres...

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