August 2011, Vol. 238 No. 8

In The News

ExxonMobil Told To Improve Safety On Damaged Pipeline

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) told ExxonMobil to make safety improvements to the Silvertip pipeline in Montana that ruptured and spilled oil into the Yellowstone River July 1. Regulators ordered ExxonMobil to make safety improvements before re-starting the 20-year-old pipeline. Among them was an order to re-bury the line as much as 25-30 feet deep to protect against external damage and assess risk where it crosses a waterway. The company said it intends to comply. PHSMA said the company will have to submit a restart plan before it can resume operation of the pipeline which spilled about 1,000 barrels of oil into the river. The spill and sa

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