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Williston water tests safe after river oil spill in Montana

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials say testing has concluded that Williston’s drinking water is safe following an oil spill in the Yellowstone River in Montana. North Dakota’s Health Department says low levels of contaminants were detected in Williston’s water but it’s unclear where they came from. Officials say the water is safe to drink. A ruptured Bridger Pipeline ...

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Montana city to hear if water safe to drink after oil spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — Initial tests show water supplies in a Montana city show no sign of a cancer-causing element for the first time since they were contaminated by a weekend crude oil spill, a state official said Thursday, raising hopes that thousands of residents can soon start drinking from their taps. Glendive’s water no longer shows elevated levels of benzene, ...

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North Dakota to test for tainted drinking water

As a result of the recent pipeline rupture outside Glendive, Montana, the North Dakota Department of Health will begin testing drinking water in Williston and other municipalities to determine if public health is at risk, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The pipeline, owned by Bridger Pipeline LLC, released an estimated 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone ...

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Yellowstone oil spill now estimated at 40,000 gallons

The amount of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline is now estimated at 40,320 gallons, Montana officials reported. Pipeline owner Bridger Pipeline LLC was able to retrieve 240 barrels of the crude oil from the broken 12-inch pipeline located 6 miles upstream from Glendive. The pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River on Saturday. Dawson County, where ...

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Drinking water trucked into Montana city after oil spill

GLENDIVE, Mont. — Truckloads of drinking water were being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies, raising concerns about a potential health risk. Preliminary tests at the city’s water treatment plant indicated that at least some oil got into a ...

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Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River


BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday. The initial estimate is that 300 to 1,200 ...

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Crews to clean up oil spilled from eastern Montana pipeline 

GLENDIVE, Mont. — Crews working to clean up crude oil that spilled in and near the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and prevent it from traveling further downstream were hampered by ice covering much of the river, officials said Monday. Officials with Bridger Pipeline LLC of Casper, Wyoming, have said the break in the 12-inch steel pipe happened Saturday morning ...

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EPA to inspect oil spill


By Lauren Donovan The federal Environmental Protection Agency will inspect the site of an oil spill into the Missouri and Yellowstone river confluence area near Williston today. The Denver-based EPA onsite emergency response coordinator will look at how the 33-barrel spill, equivalent to 1,400 gallons, has affected the waters and possibly land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ...

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