Up to 50,400 gallons of oil leaks into Yellowstone

A burst pipeline has leaked as much as 50,400 gallons of crude oil into Yellowstone River in the United States. The spill was first noted on Saturday (17 January) when oil firm Bridger Pipeline alerted state authorities in Montana about a drop in pressure in a 12-inch pipe which crosses Yellowstone. Yellowstone feeds into the Missouri River […]

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 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 […]

Yellowstone clean up well underway

A mass clean-up of the Yellowstone River is now underway. ExxonMobil have set up a central command unit alongside US government environmental authorities to try and disperse the crude oil which leaked into the river on Saturday morning. The spill came from a pipeline that runs from Silver Tip to Billings in Montana. Nearby residents […]