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Big Oil's Dirty Secret: There's a Serious Spill Almost Daily in America

Did you hear about the 42,000 gallons of oil recently dumped into the Yellowstone River? Probably not, and that's a shame.

While most people have been paying attention to the debt crisis, another American disaster has been taking place under the radar in Montana. Three weeks ago, an ExxonMobil oil pipeline pumping medium crude into the United States from from Canada burst, spilling 42,000 gallons of sludge into the immaculate Yellowstone River, the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states.

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Kayakers Scout for Spilled Oil In Montana

Gary Steele set out by kayak to survey the Yellowstone River and, in particular, the backwaters where power boats can't go.

On Saturday, Gary Steele and a few companions set out by kayak on the Yellowstone River in Montana—an unlikely site for outdoor adventure sports given that a nearby ExxonMobil pipeline broke early in June, spilling an estimated 1,000 barrels of oil. Steele and his companions were there to survey the damage.

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