Company cleans 84,000-gallon oil pipeline spill near Green River, Wyo.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — 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.”