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11/16/2017 6:33 pm  #1

They Said it Wouldn't Happen

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

By Mayra Cuevas and Steve Almasy, CNN 

Updated 5:52 PM EST, Thu November 16, 2017

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

Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and officials are investigating the cause of the leak.

This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

In April 2016, there was a 400-barrel release -- or 16,800 gallons -- with the majority of the oil cleanup completed in two months, Walsh said.

About 5,000 barrels of oil spilled Thursday.

There were no initial reports of the oil spill affecting waterways, water systems or wildlife, he said.

TransCanada said it was working with state and federal agencies.

"The safety of the public and environment are our top priorities and we will continue to provide updates as they become available," the company said.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

11/17/2017 10:20 am  #2

Re: They Said it Wouldn't Happen

Wait a minute . . . The Trans Canada company . . . You know, the group that builds and promotes the Keystone XL pipeline told us that, with all the latest state of the art sophisticated safety devices on the pipeline, coupled with the absolute best materials and expert design and installation procedures, defects, leaks, environmental damage, and accidents related to the pipeline were virtually impossible.

If you don’t believe me, read their own promotional information here:


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