[link] A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline`s operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

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20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 1:47:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/us/ke...

A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.

Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the town of Amherst, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota, Walsh said. The leak comes just days before Nebraska officials announce a decision on whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, a sister project, can move forward.
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 1:48:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
The spill occurred in the same county as part of the Lake Traverse Reservation. The leak location is not on Sioux property, but it is adjacent to it and has historical value, said Dave Flute, tribal chairman for Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe.

"We want to know how long is it going to take to dig this plume of contaminated soil and how can we be reassured, without a doubt, that it has not and will not seep into the aquifer," he said.
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 1:57:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would probably be an impossible undertaking to dig out that much contamination and get it all.

I work for a company that does environmental remediation services for petroleum hydrocarbon spills, among other things.

This stuff can go on for years, with monitoring wells, remediation systems injecting chemicals into the ground, etc.

It wholly depends on what the EPA/DEP in the state require, but this is absolutely a "reportable quantity".
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:01:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nebraska's Public Service Commission just gave approval for Keystone XL to move forward.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...

They did at least say it would have to take an alternate route, one that didn't go through Sandhills. But:

"While the approved alternative route would largely avoid the Sandhills, it would still cross small shallow parts of the Ogallala aquifer, the main source of drinking and irrigation water in Nebraska and much of the Great Plains."
Seems like a super great plan there.

The commission was also apparently not supposed to weigh the risk of spills when making their decision. What???
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:06:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Nebraska officials voted Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state, a key step toward the completion of the Keystone Pipeline network.

The state's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the expansion pipeline, days after the existing Keystone Pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota."

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/20/u...
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:08:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, have you guys heard Nebraska is letting Keystone XL go thru?
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:09:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol.
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:09:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I had read about it and was trying to find a story to post and apparently took a lot longer than bird!
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:10:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I keep on seeing facebook posts with people saying that oil is leaking on an Indian Reservation.

It's great. because I know to ignore them on this topic.
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:31:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are the Indians likely to Sioux?
20 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 2:38:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 11/20/17 - 2:31:58 PM Boredofu wrote:
Are the Indians likely to Sioux?


They will most likely have to Pawnee their stuff to afford one.
19 days ago - Monday 11/20/17 - 8:39:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the pipe line is leaking why not jusut apply Apache?



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