July 2011, Vol. 238 No. 7

In The News

Cleanup Efforts Underway After ExxonMobil Yellowstone River Spill

After a spill from an ExxonMobil Pipeline Company oil pipeline along the Yellowstone River on Friday, July 1, the company has released an update on cleanup efforts. “We have about 440 people actively involved in the response and cleanup efforts and we are making significant progress. Active recovery continues in the zones closest to the spill site but we will go as far downstream as necessary to fully understand what areas are impacted,” said Gary Pruessing, president of ExxonMobil Pipeline. According to ExxonMobil Pipeline, the following methods are deployed as part of the cleanup effort: * More than 76,000 feet of absorbent boom is on site, with more than 6,000 f

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