Oil Spill hits Yellowstone River in USA

Oil Spill hits Yellowstone River in USA

Billings : MT : USA | Jul 03, 2011 at 1:30 AM PDT
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According to the reports nearly 750 to 1000 barrels of crude oil has spilled into Yellowstone river in the state of Montana, USA. The spill happened from a ruptured oil pipe line belonging to Exxon.

The residents of the surrounding area were immediately evacuated to avoid any undue mishap. However the company was able to shut down the pipeline after about half an hour. The residents were then allowed to move back to their homes.

The company spokesman has told that the area has been isolated and there is no imminent danger to the residents or any other disaster. The clean up crews are already tackling the situation.

According to the environmentalists there is a fatal danger to the fish in the river.

This area is major attraction for the tourists.

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