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November 20, 2017

South Dakota Oil Spill Highlights Concern for Keystone XL Pipeline Development

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A major Keystone pipeline oil spill in South Dakota is driving growing concern about the pipeline’s safety, despite TransCanada’s reassurance that there is no environmental impact.

Media reports as well as a statement from TransCanada, the pipeline owner, confirm that 210,000 gallons of oil leaked into the ground in the town of Amherst.

The company denies any threat to public safety or other impact as the clean-up process commences, stating:

“Overnight and today TransCanada has continued to make progress in cleaning up the site. Through the work, we have also re-affirmed that the incident has been controlled and that there are no further environmental impacts observed and no threat to public safety. There are currently over 75 people supporting our incident response – specialists in environmental management, metallurgy, engineering, pipeline integrity and emergency response. TransCanada has mobilized a full complement of equipment on site including track hoes, earth movers, hydrovacs, bobcats, safety and emergency response equipment, vacuum trucks and high-powered lighting for around-the-clock operations.”

Read Full Article At Ehstoday.com

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