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Keystone pipeline remains shut down due to spill

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 11:56:12-04

The Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week due to an apparent oil spill.

TransCanada says about 100 workers are at the site of the spill near a pump station near Freeman, South Dakota removing soil and determining the location of the leak. Oil was discovered on a 300 foot area in a ditch.   TransCanada has not released the amount of oil released or speculated on cleanup costs. The company says it has found no significant harm to the environment.  State environmental officials are monitoring the cleanup at the site about 40 miles southwest of Sioux Falls.

The Keystone pipeline carries crude oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma.  It is not the same pipeline that the Obama administration rejected late last year.