Oil spill cleanup still underway
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says cleanup work continues after a pipeline break caused about 84,000 gallons of crude oil to spill in the Bridger Valley.
DEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Joe Hunter says officials
believe the April 5 break was caused by pressure in a corroded
segment of the pipeline. The spill occurred near Robertson in
southwest Uinta County.
Bridger Lake LLC of Louisiana owns the pipeline. Hunter says the
company shut the line after discovering the leak and reported the
incident in a "timely manner."
Plans call for the oil-contaminated soil to be stockpiled on
site and then disposed of.
Hunter says some of the oil leaked into an irrigation ditch, but
none of it "got into any live waters."