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Pipeline Spills 5,000 Barrels of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. Discovery of the leak comes as Nebraska regulators…

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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

Enlarge this image A protest sign sits in the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Silver Creek, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP TransCanada, the company that owns and operates the Keystone Pipeline, says that an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5000 barrels, of oil have spilled near the small town of Amherst, S.D. The cause of the leak is under investigation, according to the company’s website. TransCanada crews detected a drop in pressure at about 6 a.m. CT Thursday morning and shut down the pipeline….

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Construction resumes on Dakota pipeline despite tribe's challenge

Top Stories CANNON BALL, N.D./HOUSTON (Reuters) – The company building an oil pipeline that has fueled sustained public protests said on Thursday it has started drilling under a North Dakota lake despite a last-ditch legal challenge from a Native American tribe leading the opposition. Construction resumes on Dakota pipeline despite tribe's challenge

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