Over 24K gal­lons of oil re­cov­ered from spill

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS -

AMHERST, S.D. » Tran­sCanada Corp. says it has re­cov­ered more than 24,000 gal­lons of oil from the site of a pipe­line leak dis­cov­ered last week in South Dakota.

The com­pany said 24,450 gal­lons of oil had been re­cov­ered as of Wed­nes­day. Tran­sCanada’s Key­stone pipe­line leaked an es­ti­mated 210,000 gal­lons of oil on agri­cul­tural land in Mar­shall County, South Dakota.

The com­pany says there are roughly 170 peo­ple on-site work­ing on cleanup and re­me­di­a­tion.

South Dakota of­fi­cials don’t think any sur­face water bod­ies or drink­ing water sys­tems were pol­lut­ted.

The dam­aged pipe will be cut out and sent to the fed­eral Pipe­line and Hazardous Ma­te­ri­als Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion for anal­y­sis.

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