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A 600-foot-long black smear of oil coated the riverfront property of Jim Swanson just downstream from where the pipe broke.
"Whosever pipeline it is better be knocking on my door soon and explaining how they're going to clean it up," Swanson said as globules of oil bubbled to the surface of the river. "They say they've got it capped off. I'm not so sure."
Originally posted by here4awhile
reply to post by Montana
i contacted kulr8 about the farms situation and they said they would find out more and report on it when they knew more
Originally posted by XJMatt
No, But seriously all these oil spills in the world as of late have me extremely worried about the current conditions of our already struggling global eco-system.
Exxon said the cause of the rupture was not yet known and it was unclear how much oil had been released.
"We recognize the seriousness of this incident and are working hard to address it," the company said in a statement. "Our principal focus is on protecting the safety and health of the public and our employees."
Originally posted by realone91
montanna anit that were the patriots are holding up www.watchmanreport.com...
Originally posted by irsuccubus
so essentially our planet is now 70% oil with a little bit of water thrown in? I bet when lakes begin randomly catching fire people will finally get message. That or they will just declare it a natural phenomena and go back to texting.
I thought you were in a meant institution??
Originally posted by webpirate
I was literally just coming across the Yellowstone river about the time this thread was being posted. Flying into Billings we came across the river directly over the Exxon refinery there. The river is extremely swollen from a lot of recent rain and new snow melt, but I saw no oil or even any booms in place to collect any oil. I don't doubt they had a release. They happen with surprising frequency here, but as far as I could see so far it didn't look like much.
Meh....after re-reading the story, Silver Tip is near Yellowstone Park. I missed that part the first time. Or over in that direction. So the leak could literally be anywhere between basically the Park and Billings. So no telling now how big it is.
However, the river is raging today here, so if oil is in the river, it will get away pretty quickly from them if they weren't right on it. And I seriously doubt they were.
edit on 2-7-2011 by webpirate because: additional thoughts