Glendive gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river
Last updated 1/23/2015 at 7:56pm
BILLINGS — Thousands of people in Glendive were told Thursday they can resume using tap water after tests showed no further signs of contamination from a weekend oil spill into a nearby river, and water in Williston, North Dakota, also was deemed safe.
The 6,000 residents of Glendive had relied on bottled water since Monday after elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene were found in the public water supply. The chemical came from 40,000 gallons of oil that spilled Saturday from a pipeline breach beneath the Yellowstone River, about six miles upstream of the city.
Paul Peronard with th...