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(SD)-Keystone Leak Twice As Big As First Released

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/08/2018 08:28 PM
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada now says the crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in extreme northeast South Dakota last November was nearly twice as big as first reported.
 
     A spokeswoman for the pipeline owner told the Aberdeen American News that insread of 210,000 gallons, the spill onto farmland near Amerst in Marshall County was around 407,000 gallons (338,900 imperial gallons) spilled onto farmland when the pipeline broke near Amherst in Marshall County
 
     The new number would make the spill the 7th-largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010, as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
     Repairs have since been made and the cleanup is done. TransCanada resumed using the pipeline 12 days after the leak.
 
     The Keystone Pipeline carries oil more than 2,600 miles from Alberta, Canada, to Oklahoma and Illinois on a route that includes the eastern edge of Nebraska and South Dakota.


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