Montana lifts fish advisory downstream of oil spill

Associated Press

The January 17 spill along a line owned by Bridger Pipeline LLC released 30,000-gallons of oil into the river.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have lifted an advisory urging people to use caution when eating fish caught downstream of an oil pipeline break along the Yellowstone River near Glendive.

The January 17 spill along a line owned by Bridger Pipeline LLC released 30,000-gallons of oil into the river. Most of the crude was not recovered.

The advisory was issued while tests were pending on whether petroleum had contaminated the edible tissues of fish.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said Monday that biologists caught and tested 213 fish between the spill site and the North Dakota border. No detectible levels of petroleum were found.

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