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Yellowstone River Spill: Fact Sheets

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EPA created these fact sheets to keep area residents and other interested parties informed about the response to the Yellowstone River Oil Spill which occurred late at night on Friday, July 1, 2011.

EPA will continue to provide information as the cleanup continues.

Note: the documents below are Adobe PDF files (about PDF)


Summary of Pure and Weathered Crude Oil Samples – August 4, 2011

Agricultural Lands – July 29, 2011

Incident Update – July 23, 2011

Incident Update – July 13, 2011

Incident Background – July 6, 2011


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Public questions: 303‑312‑6015, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. MT weekdays.

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To report a spill: National Response Center (NRC), 800‑424-8802

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