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Pipeline spill in North Dakota stirs up concern in Nebraska

Posted at 7:27 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 20:27:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Tuesday evening, the Keystone Pipeline leaked in Northwest North Dakota which is causing concern for landowners in Nebraska.

TransCanada, the owner of the line, estimates 9,000 barrels spilled in an area about half the size of a football field. Here in Nebraska, TransCanada is still in the process of taking land through eminent domain to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

"No doubt there will be spills and it's just kind of Russian roulette if it's going to be you and your family," says Brian Jorde.

Jorde represents more than 100 Nebraska landowners fighting against the pipeline being built through their property.