Pipeline spills in U.S.? Blame it on the floods

Pipeline spills in U.S.? Blame it on the floods

A recent government report highlighted gaps in federal pipeline rules that require lines to be buried just 4 feet below riverbeds. Farmland was saturated with both floodwaters from the swollen Yellowstone River as well as oil leaked from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline upstream on July 10, 2011, near Laurel, Mont.

Pipeline spills in U.S.? Blame it on the floods

A recent government report highlighted gaps in federal pipeline rules that require lines to be buried just 4 feet below riverbeds. Farmland was saturated with both floodwaters from the swollen Yellowstone River as well as oil leaked from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline upstream on July 10, 2011, near Laurel, Mont.
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