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Crews are cleaning up a Keystone pipeline spill in South Dakota after roughly 5,000 barrels or 210,000 gallons of oil was leaked today.
According to TransCanada, a leak was reported at 6 a.m. Thursday about 35 miles south of the Ludden pump station in Marshall County, S.D. It reportely was completely isolated within 15 minutes and emergency response procedures were activated.
TransCanada said they "appreciate the collaborative support of local officials, emergency response personnel and commissioners in Marshall County, as well as the landowner who has given permission to access land for assessment, identification and clean-up activities."
Another Keystone pipeline is being considered through Nebraska. The fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline potentially through Antelope County will be announced Monday.
The Nebraska Public Service Commission will report an order on the OP-0003 Keystone XL pipeline application during a public meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the commission headquarters, according to a news release.
Doors to the hearing room will open at 9:30. Space in the hearing room is limited; entry will be allowed on a first come, first serve basis. The Commission meeting will be live streamed on their Facebook page.
The application mentions three routes, including the “preferred” through Boyd, Holt and Antelope counties. The second routes or “mainline alternative” and takes a different path out of Antelope County to eventually follow the route of the existing Keystone pipelines.
The third route called the “Sandhills alternative,” would cross 13 counties in central Nebraska. It would go through 13 counties, but not Antelope. It would still go through Holt County.