A current investigation into the Keystone Pipeline is in process after 210,000 gallons poured out on Thursday in Amherst, SD. The leak took place just before Nebraska was set to decide whether to approve the final permit to start the construction of a similar project, Keystone XL, that is owned by the same company.
TransCanada, the pipeline company, has stated that the cause of the leak was unknown. The leak became apparent between 5:30 and 6:00 A.M and was isolated within 15 minutes. TransCanada has advised that they have contacted the landowner in which the incident had occurred. Clean up plans as well as an assessment of the oil spill are in works.
“TransCanada appreciates the collaborative support of local officials, emergency response personnel and commissioners in Marshall County, as well as the landowner who has given permission to access land for assessment, identification and cleanup activities,”