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Air, soil, wells near Mont. oil spill to be tested

July 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Indoor air, cropland soils and residential wells downstream of a Yellowstone River oil spill will be tested for contamination after residents raised concerns about hazards from the tens of thousands of gallons of crude that poured into the watercourse, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. Continue Reading

Flood surge raises fears of Mont. oil spill spread

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Crews responsible for cleaning up an oil spill on the Yellowstone River faced difficult conditions Tuesday as the scenic waterway rose above flood stage and raised fears that surging currents will push crude into undamaged areas and back channels vital to the river’s prized fishery. Continue Reading

Exxon claims spill damage in Yellowstone River limited, gov. doubtful

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities struggled Sunday to gauge the environmental and crop damage from tens of thousands of gallons of oil that spilled into the legendary Yellowstone River, as Montana’s governor criticized Exxon Mobil for downplaying the possible scope of the disaster. Scroll to the bottom of the story for video of the oil spill in the Yellowstone River in Montana. Continue Reading

Exxon claims spill damage in Yellowstone River limited, gov. doubtful

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities struggled Sunday to gauge the environmental and crop damage from tens of thousands of gallons of oil that spilled into the legendary Yellowstone River, as Montana’s governor criticized Exxon Mobil for downplaying the possible scope of the disaster. Continue Reading