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By Tim Leeds 

DEQ gives update on 2018 oil spill at BNSF yard


Last updated 2/28/2023 at 11:15am

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has released an update regarding assessment of an oil spill in 2018 in the BNSF rail yard.

That site, an active locomotive fueling and maintenance rail yard, has operated since the 1890s and spills and leaks in the yard have led to the designation of the location as a state superfund facility, where DEQ works to facilitate the investigation and cleanup of hazardous substances.

The update said the 2018 spill, of more than 2,000 gallons from the rail yard’s wastewater treatment plant, was of a mixture of water and oil. The spill was quickly...

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