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AP Photo The flooded and oil contaminated home of Robert Castleberry alongside the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont., on Tuesday. The Yellowstone River swelled above flood levels Tuesday, raising fears that the surge will push thousands of gallons of oil spilled from a broken pipeline into undamaged areas and prolong cleanup efforts as crude seeps downstream and into back channels.

Concern over Mont. oil spill headed for Lake Sakakawea

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Officials say Friday's approximate 1,000 barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont., may be cause for concern for North Dakotans and is headed for Lake Sakakawea.

Mary Massad, general manager and CEO of Southwest Water Authority said during a meeting Tuesday morning in Dickinson that oil from the spill is coming toward the Authority's water source, Lake Sakakawea, which serves residents of western North Dakota.

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