OIL SPILL: '79 pipeline rupture still useful for scientists, who don't want it cleaned up Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 One of the largest crude oil pipeline spills continues to bear fruit for researchers decades later. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.