On June 12th, 2011, FX Drilling discovered a broken pipeline that connected two of their oil wells on the eastern edge of the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. They started to fix the pipe, but decided to leave it unmended for several days as it continued to leak, claiming the roads became too difficult to access. Once the pipe was fixed, FX drilling did not report the spill and the oil continued to flow down a nearby ravine for a mile before it merged with the Cut Bank River.

This video was taken on Friday, July 15th. Cleanup crews were still shoveling oil from the point where the mouth of the ravine met the river when we reached the end of the spill path.

edited with: Adobe Premier

Credits:

Destini Vaile - Director, Editor, Camera

Reed Perry - Director, Camera for sampling/gps scene

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