Keystone Pipeline spill affected ten times more land than first reported

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated by state regulators to have affected about 209,100 square feet (19,426 square meters) of land near Edinburg. State regulators had said the leak affected about 22,500 square feet (2,090 square meters) of land.

  • Pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil.
  • Cause unknown.
  • TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada recovered about 337,550 gallons of oil and 41,834 gallons oily water.
  • Company has referred all questions to its website but has not updated it in over a week.

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