Crude oil leaks into Montana's Yellowstone River
July 2nd, 2011
09:54 PM ET

Crude oil leaks into Montana's Yellowstone River

An ExxonMobil pipeline leaked an undetermined amount of crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana, prompting a burgeoning cleanup effort, officials said Saturday.

About 80 people from a regional response team were on site Saturday and 70 additional trained individuals were en route, an ExxonMobil spokesman said.

The cause was under investigation. Spokesman Kevin Allexon said no information was available Saturday on the pipeline's age, depth under the river and its maintenance record. The spokesman said he could not speculate on whether river conditions had anything to do with the incident.

Crude leaked into the Yellowstone River, officials said.
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  1. Dr. Theo Morell

    @Joey...how is it that you think Hitler's physician was a "traitor"? He didn't betray anyones trust, he just ignored the hipocratic oathe and did what virtually everyone else at that time was doing. The nationalism thingy. I've seen this done elsewhere too. (is that how to spell 'hipocratic'? Hipocrates?)

    July 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Well, just how was Hitler's doctor instrumental in "blazing the path doctor-patient relationships would follow in the future where if it hurts, Dr. Pharmy will sell you a bag of pain killers or a bag of marijuanna"?

    One Madman. One Madman's doctor who was an addict....

    July 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Big Dady

    Uh, I don't think he said that Hitler's doctor was blazing a path. Greed has always been for everyone.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I joked, of course.
    Hitler has such easy access to mood alteration that he couldn't have won at Scrabble.
    Heisenberg, the Reich physicist, may have prevented the development of a German atomic bomb because of his conscience. I knew German Aryans who understood what was happening and were afraid to protest.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Don't forget that I am one hundred fifteen years of age–or so my nurses tell me.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Is that a troll? Or is Joey joking? Is it Memorix, or is it Joey? You be the judge.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Ahhh, hot dogs, chips, and cold beer. A man's ideal snack. Mmmmm

    July 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Cesar:
    I lie.
    I'm not quite 115 yet.

    July 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    @Big Dady:

    I quoted him directly.
    Yes, he did.
    I copied and pasted it from his quote.
    Look again.
    Thanks!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paul Gozzo

    This is gross!

    July 11, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
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