Owners of the Keystone oil pipeline must complete their cleanup of a massive spill in northern Kansas under oversight of the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
Crews will reroute Mill Creek to avoid the site of the Keystone Pipeline’s largest-ever oil spill, the oil pipeline’s parent company announced Tuesday.
TC Energy hasn’t said yet what caused the Keystone’s biggest spill. And it didn’t answer a question about the pipeline’s operating pressure when the spill happened.
TC Energy has established a no-fly zone over the Kansas site where its Keystone pipeline spilled 14,000 barrels of oil following drone footage of the disaster.
The spill in Kansas is now the second-largest spill of tar sands crude on U.S. soil. And scientists say this stuff comes with major complications for containing and cleaning it.
The largest inland oil spill in nearly a decade has prompted the owner of the Keystone pipeline to build an earthen dam 3 miles downstream from the release in an attempt to limit the contamination in north-central Kansas.
Federal regulators have ordered operators to temporarily shut down part of the Keystone Pipeline in northern Kansas and investigate after it spilled 14,000 barrels of crude oil.
An oil spill in north-central Kansas dirtied a creek Wednesday night and prompted the emergency shutdown of a major international pipeline.
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