Flood surge raises fears of Mont. oil spill spread
LAUREL, Mont. (AP) -- Crews cleaning up an oil spill on the Yellowstone River faced difficult conditions Tuesday as the scenic waterway rose above flood stage and stoked fears that surging currents could push crude into undamaged areas and back channels vital to the river's prized fishery.
Conditions on the swollen Yellowstone have hampered efforts to find the cause of Friday's break in the 12-inch Exxon Mobil pipeline that spilled an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil.
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