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Exxon said failed Mont. pipeline was deeply buried

July 7, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) People living near the oil-smeared shoreline of Montana’s Yellowstone River are raising concerns about the risks and damage from a pipeline break that sent tens of thousands of gallons of crude into the watercourse.
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Exxon claimed failed Mont. pipe 12 ft. under river

July 6, 2011 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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Southwest Water Authority: Montana oil spill headed toward Lake Sakakawea

July 5, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Officials say Friday’s approximate 1,000 barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont. may be cause for concern for North Dakotans and is headed for Lake Sakakawea.
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Pipeline breaks at bottom of Yellowstone River, crews mop up in Montana

July 4, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

LAUREL, Mont. (AP) The scope of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s oil leak into the Yellowstone River could extend far beyond a 10-mile stretch of the famed waterway, the company acknowledged under political pressure Monday.
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