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(ND)-Keystone Pipeline Leak Spills 383,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil

By: John Axtell Posted at: 10/31/2019 10:54 PM
BISMARK, N.D. (AP) -  A leak this week of the original Keystone oil pipeline, which runs along the eastern edge of Nebraska and the Dakotas, released an estimated 383,000 gallons of crude oil ont 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg in northeastern North Dakota. The cause of the spill remains under investigation.

     State Environmental Quality Chief Dave Glatt tells The Associated Press that regulators were notified late Tuesday night of the leak near Edinburg, ND. Glatt says pipeline owner TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, shut down the pipeline after the leak was detected.

      North Dakota state regulators were on scene Wednesday afternoon and reported some wetlands appear to be affected, but not any sources of drinking water.

      The Keystone pipeline began operating in 2010, bring crude from Alberta, Canada, to U-S refineries. Three extensions have been added with the controversial Keystone XL also planned as part of the system, but running diagonally across Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska.


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