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Schweitzer says Yellowstone oil spill likely in ND


LAUREL — 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.

AP Photo/Jim Urquhart

Jim Swanson surveys the oil impact on his property in Laurel., Tuesday. An ExxonMobil pipeline near Laurel., ruptured and spilled an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone. last weekend.

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 downst...

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