Drinking Water Near Yellowstone Spill OK For Now: EPA

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that initial tests of air and drinking water in the areas around an oil spill in Montana caused by a ruptured Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline have so far come up clean.

The EPA was not able to detect elevated levels of volatile organic compounds in water and air samples taken along the Yellowstone River after a 69-mile pipeline used to transport crude oil from Exxon's Silvertip pump station near Elk Basin, Wyo., to the company's refinery in Billings, Mont.,...
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