Oil spill on Montanta’s Yellowstone River forces evacuations

July 3, 2011LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – An undetermined amount of crude oil spilled from an ExxonMobil pipeline into the Yellowstone River in Montana, prompting evacuations of nearby residents on Saturday, authorities said. The spill that was detected early Saturday came from a crude oil pipeline that runs from Silver Tip to Billings, Montana, the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company said in a statement. The pipe was subsequently shut down and state and federal authorities were alerted, the company said. Nearby residents in Laurel, Montana, were evacuated in the wee hours of the morning but were able to return to their homes by 6 a.m., said a spokesman for Laurel City Fire and Ambulance. “Evacuation orders for all of Yellowstone County have been lifted,” the emergency services spokesman said. Exxon said the cause of the rupture was not yet known and it was unclear how much oil had been released. “We recognize the seriousness of this incident and are working hard to address it,” the company said in a statement. “Our principal focus is on protecting the safety and health of the public and our employees.” –Yahoo News
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11 Responses to Oil spill on Montanta’s Yellowstone River forces evacuations

  1. luisport says:

    More problems for the Missouri River, unreal.

    The river has no dams on its way to its confluence with the Missouri River just across the Montana border in North Dakota. It was unclear how far the plume might travel.



    • luisport says:

      Alvin what’s going on with America? I don’t have a good feeling about all this big events in US land!


      • Her turn in the Sun has come but the panic hasn’t set in yet and will soon happen. Out of desperation, people will enact desperate measures to counteract the plague of disasters now wreaking havoc throughout the land. Greater ecological stresses on the environment are yet to unfold….


  2. monomontana says:

    It’s not only US! the planet earth is kicking back to the humanity!
    I feel so sad when I read about accident around the world, and see the consequence of the human activity.

    Here is a another nuclear power plant with some problem!
    France: Explosion And Smoke At Nuclear Power Station Tricastin

    Since I’m capable to read 8 different language, and speak 5 of them, I can read lot of news around the world. But have dyslectic problem, and then a terrible writer…

    The Extinction protocol is now my favorite news side, because it’s almost without negative conspiracy. I prefer to read the news and make up my own mind, not feed with a tea spoon.
    So I will give my thanks to you Alvin, and peace and love to all the readers and contributers.


  3. Tamara says:

    It seems as if all of our waters are being contaminated… Oil spill in the Gulf, now this.. not to mention the Radioactive fallout in the Pacific… so very sad. :-/


  4. G, McCray says:

    Tamara, We are just seeing a preview of what is yet to come:

    “….and a third of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter” (Revelation 8:11).

    We are seeing multiple causations already for making the waters “bitter”.


  5. Marsha F. Small says:

    I with you Tamara, it is a critical state of affairs concerning our water resources, not only here in Montana but everywhere. It seems like our voices are not being heard.


  6. halogirl959 says:

    Has anyone else noticed that a 3.5 magnitude quake happened nearby in Montana, directly north of Billings, within hours of the spill being initially reported? I haven’t come across coverage from any news sites yet that have suggested a probable cause for the pipeline rupturing. Just an observation – maybe it’s something, maybe it’s nothing.

    Quake Data: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/mb11948206.php
    Map: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/42.52.-115.-105.php


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