gov. Doug Burgum, RN.D., urges TC Energy to "review the pipeline inspection and monitoring programs" after a portion of the Keystone Pipeline leaked on Thursday, spilling an estimated 9,120 barrels of oil near Edinburg.
Burgum said he "received assurances" from the Canada-based company that it would continue to "clean up and clean up the place as thoroughly and quickly as possible," according to a statement on Friday.
Although the leak has been contained in the area, ca. 22,500 square meters of vegetation and soil in the wetland area were affected. Drinking water sources remained intact, according to Karl Rockeman, director of the North Dakota Department of Water Quality.
KEYSTONE PIPELINE LEKS OIL IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
"The company has spilled and nothing is moving out of place," said Chief of Quality Quality Dave Glatt, adding that about 4200 liters of crude oil is
The pipeline and roads around it remained closed on Friday and personnel worked to remove the visible oil and affected land in the area.Workers are also expected to excavate part of the $ 5.2 billion underground pipeline dollars over the next few days to inspect it, as the cause of the spill is still unknown.
The pipeline, which opened in 201[ads1]1 to transport crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri on its way to refineries in Patoka, Ill., And Cushing, Okla., Can handle about 23 million gallons a day.
TC Energy said an operations control center discovered a pressure drop around at 10.20pm on October 29 and immediately notified state and federal regulators, including the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the National Response Center (NRC) as they began to shut down the pipeline and contain the spill.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.