The company ensures that the pipe was revised a few months ago. Tens of kilometers of the River are affected. At least thousand barrels of oil were poured last weekend to the Yellowstone River, in the U.S. State of Montana, after breaking a pipe underground owned company ExxonMobil, reported oil said in a statement. The rupture occurred the Friday night between the towns of Laurel and Billings and pushed crude oil to nearly 130 miles away, forcing local authorities to order evacuations in the margins of the River. Exxon, which discovered the disaster Saturday morning, later said that the pipeline had been plugged, although it has not yet determined the cause of the accident. We recognize the seriousness of the incident and we are working hard to solve it, said the Chairman of the company, Gary Pruessing, according to the statement in Billings.
Pruessing said that Exxon has launched this Sunday a detailed plan indicating publicly How are cleaning up oil that have already located and how are still looking for remnants of crude oil. Severe floods suffered by several States in Central and Northern United States is one of the possible factors that points the Department of disasters and emergencies of Montana, that warns of overflows are hampering cleanup tasks. Authorities fear current to move the oil to the Missouri River, from which the Yellowstone is a tributary, and the consequent black tide reaches Dakota North. Exxon and State response teams appealed Saturday to various mechanisms to try to absorb the oil in the River, and hoped today receive reinforcements specialized in responding to spills. We’re bringing together experts from across the country in order to clean crude oil, said Pruessing. Another blow to the reputation of Exxon, the largest oil company publicly traded in the world, was marked in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground on the coast of Alaska and poured more than 40 millions of gallons of crude oil into the sea, in what is considered one of the greatest environmental catastrophe in history. After the accident, which marked a before and an after in the American oil industry, Exxon point to improve their safety standards. However, the company continues starring like other oil giants, dozens of spills every year in the country’s rivers, which often go unnoticed by their impact relatively minor spills that occur at sea. Source of the news: broken pipe of ExxonMobil poured 1,000 barrels of crude oil to the Yellowstone River