03 Jul '11, 9am

ExxonMobil Pipeline Spills Oil Into Yellowstone River | Care2 Causes

ExxonMobil Pipeline Spills Oil Into Yellowstone River | Care2 Causes

Over 100 residents of Laurel, Montana, were evacuated from their homes early Saturday morning due to oil pipeline that spilled approximately 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. The pipeline, which is owned by ExxonMobil, runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings in south-central Montana and leaked oil for about 30 minutes, according to a company spokesperson. At the time of this posting, the cause of the rupture is still unknown. According to KSNT.com , Brent Peters, the fire chief for the city of Laurel about 12 miles east of Billings, said the break in the 12-inch diameter pipe occurred late Friday about a mile south of Laurel. He said about 140 people were evacuated starting about 12:15 a.m. Saturday due to concerns about possible explosions, and the overpowering fumes. He said they were allowed to return at about 4 a.m. after instruments showed ...

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