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(Neb)-Keystone Pipeline To Stay Closed Until Cause Of Leak Determined

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/07/2019 11:14 PM
BISMARK, N.D. (AP) -  Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in northeastern North Dakota.
 
     The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration order also requires TC Energy, formerly TransCanada, to send the affected portion of the pipe to an independent laboratory for testing.

     The federal order issued Tuesday comes one week after the pipeline leak was discovered and affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg.
 
    TC Energy says it has about 200 people at the site "focused on clean-up and remediation activities," while regulators say about 252,000 gallons of crude oil had been recovered as of Tuesday.


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