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.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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

Woman Stands Up to Cyber Bullies After Man Calls Her 'Too Muscular'

8/26/2015 5:05 PM

A woman who builds up her body has a message for cyber bullies who tear others down.

Full Story | Watch
Former School For The Deaf Campus Has New Buyer

8/27/2015 4:50 PM

A historic piece of property on East 10th Street in Sioux Falls has a new owner.

Full Story
Brown County Commission To Look For New Fair Manager

8/25/2015 12:15 PM

The Brown County Fair Manager has been let go.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Businesses Flooded

8/28/2015 6:00 PM

Homeowners aren't the only ones cleaning up flood water.  Many businesses were also flooded out in Thursday night's storm.  In fact,...

Full Story | Watch
Casino Going In To 85th And Louise Strip Mall

8/27/2015 11:41 AM

A casino is the first signed tenant for Raintree On Louise at 85th Street and Louise Avenue.

Full Story


Events