400 working on Yellowstone cleanup

A week on from the Yellowstone River oil spill, ExxonMobil has announced that 440 people are working on the cleanup. A statement from Exxon, whose pipeline spilled oil into the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A week on from the Yellowstone River oil spill, ExxonMobil has announced that 440 people are working on the cleanup.

A statement from Exxon, whose pipeline spilled oil into the US river on Friday 1 July, said: “Active recovery continues in the zones closest to the spill site but we will go as far downstream as necessary to fully understand what areas are impacted.”

Greenpeace however said despite the cleanup efforts, the blame rested with Exxon.A spokesperson told ELN: “ExxonMobil’s recklessness in Montana despoiled a river.”

They added: “Efforts to clean the spilled oil were exacerbated by high water. High water in the Yellowstone River at this time of year is consistent with global warming models.”

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