Originally posted on http://ift.tt/13mgxE0 :

This is not what the people of America signed on for, or the fish, or the birds, or the bears, or the elk, or the moose, or the deer, or the wolves, or the coyotes, or the beavers, etc., etc., etc.. Seems only Congress and the Oil and Gas industry signed on for it.


OIL AND GAS: Pipeline breach found under Yellowstone River, benzene detected in water

Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The company responsible for an oil spill in a Montana river said it has located the breach in the pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River as tests found hazardous chemicals may be present.

An inspection yesterday identified the breach about 50 feet from the river's south shore, Bridger Pipeline spokesman Bill Salvin said (Joshua Cain, Fuel Fix, Jan. 20).

Officials said yesterday they found elevated levels of benzene, a cancer-causing component of oil, in the drinking water in Glendive, Mont., near the spill. Officials were delivering truckloads of bottled water and warned residents not to drink or cook with water from the municipal supply (London Guardian, Jan. 20).
Because the ruptured section is beneath a frozen part of the river, it may take longer for investigators to examine the pipeline. As a result, Bridger may have to wait longer to reopen the line.

Damon Hill, a spokesman for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, said the agency will need to sign off on the investigation before the pipeline can carry oil again (Samantha Sunne, Reuters, Jan. 20). — SP