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-- -- -- the flooding of the river is likely to make things much more difficult but the initial stages of the cleanup are under way.
It was a foot wide.
Oil pipeline that burst on Friday and before the leak was stopped 42000.
Gallons of crude escaped into the Yellowstone river.
The National Weather Service says today is going to be the test for the cleanup crews on the ground that are walking the river in search of pools of oil.
And that is because the heat that is hitting that mountain snow is going to bring the river level to its peak sometime today.
That means according to officials whatever oil is in the water could be pushed to the banks and beyond.
Alexis Bonner got ski owns property in the area -- that she had to say about the -- -- overwhelming and scary.
From my own assessment doesn't we're -- we're gonna really -- bit from -- I look at there's oil all over the -- And I don't you know I don't want my animals eating that it's scary -- anchor -- -- This is my place and -- this place like the back my hands.
ExxonMobil pipelines president says and flyover of the initial area of the area gave them estimates of about a ten mile stretch of damaged however that has being reassessed right now with the governor -- about this in Montana some some.
Montana governor Brian Schweitzer says it's a bit early and too premature at this point.
To really make any sort of real estimate of how much damage has been caused.
The governor is plenty deterrent -- -- the area today however he is already jumped on a statement made by Exxon -- that no injured wildlife had been found so far.
The governor saying that that statement is just.
Silly and that and on ground on the ground inspection made by in small boats is really the only thing to help them figure out exactly.
What has happened here right at least you could you thank you working that story at a Denver Colorado for a.
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