User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


73° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Floods Blamed For 16 Pipeline Spills

January 3, 2013, 12:38 PM

BILLINGS, MT -

A new report to Congress says pipeline spills caused by flooding dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades.

The Department of Transportation report was crafted in response to a 2011 spill into Montana's Yellowstone River. The spill highlighted shortcomings in federal pipeline rules that require lines to be buried just 4 feet below riverbeds. Such scant cover can quickly be scoured away by floodwaters.

The Associated Press obtained the report this week. It says a review of accidents found flood-related pipeline spills since 1993 in California, Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Kentucky.

Agency officials will report back to Congress within the next year on what else should be done to prevent such accidents.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View business

You may also like

Presidential Proposal Would Expand Overtime Pay

6/30/2015 7:08 AM

Obama is unveiling a proposal to require overtime pay for workers who earn up to $970 per week, up from the current $455 threshold.

Full Story
New Outdoor Venue For Falls Park West

6/29/2015 5:07 PM

Mayor Mike Huether's Capital Improvement Plan includes $2.5 million for the Levitt project.

Full Story | Watch
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Splash Central Sees Success In Its Third Season

6/29/2015 6:15 PM

Pool fees are a hot topic in Sioux Falls for both the new indoor aquatic center and proposed changes at the outdoor pools.  Along with a possible...

Full Story | Watch
Five Sioux Falls Parks Getting Updates This Year

6/29/2015 5:11 PM

Improvements are underway at five Sioux Falls parks.

Full Story


Events