16 May '18, 1pm

1,400 Tons of Contaminated Soil Hauled From Montana Reservation Oil Spill Site

1,400 Tons of Contaminated Soil Hauled From Montana Reservation Oil Spill Site

Trucks have removed more than 1,400 tons of contaminated soil following a large oil spill on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana, The Billings Gazette reported. Cleanup is still ongoing. So far, more than 50 large dump trucks full of soil have been removed with more to come, the publication noted. An estimated 600 barrels of oil and 90,000 barrels of brine (production water) leaked from an Anadarko Minerals Inc. wellhead that was shut in and last inspected in December. It is believed that the wellhead might have frozen and cracked over the winter, leading to the spill. The spill was discovered on April 27 by a farmer doing a flyover in the area. The exact date of the release is unclear. The wellhead is located near Lustre, in the central region of the Fort Peck Reservation. Oil and brine from the leak traveled roughly 200 yards downhill to a stock pond used by tribal enti...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-spill-montana-reservation-25...

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