City Scrambles After Traces Of Oil Found In Water Supply Following Yellowstone River Pipeline Spill

Posted by Mike Confino, January 22, 2015

Adrian Vargas, Santiago Medina, Rodrigo Salas

A second large oil spill into Montana’s Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation’s aging pipeline network.

Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive.

Sen. Jon Tester said Saturday’s spill from the decades-old Poplar Pipeline was avoidable, but “we just didn’t have the folks on the ground” to prevent it.

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