Exxon claimed failed Mont. pipe 12 ft. under river

July 6, 2011 at 7:08 am in The Dickinson Press

LAUREL, Mont. (AP) Federal documents show Exxon Mobil Co. told concerned regulators that an oil pipeline beneath the flooding Yellowstone River was 12 feet beneath the riverbed a month before the line broke and spewed an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude into the waterway.
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