Mont. gov says Yellowstone oil spill likely in ND
LAUREL, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he believes that oil from a broken pipeline under the Yellowstone River has traveled hundreds of miles into North Dakota.
The Democratic governor said Tuesday that the river was flowing about 7 mph, so it was a given that some oil has reached the state's eastern neighbor. North Dakota is about 270 miles downstream from the Laurel area, where the break spilled about 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the waterway on Friday.
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