More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Along The Keystone Pipeline

More than 200,000 gallons of oil have spilled out of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota.

TransCanada, the company that operates the pipeline, said in a statement Thursday that about 5,000 barrels of oil had leaked from the pipe in Marshall County, South Dakota. One barrel holds 42 gallons, meaning the spill involved more than 200,000 gallons of oil.

According to TransCanada, the spill “was completely isolated within 15 minutes and emergency response procedures were activated.”

“Crews, including TransCanada specialists from emergency management, engineering, environmental management and safety as well as contracted, nationally recognized experts are assessing the situation.”

This is a developing story. Check back later and follow @BuzzFeedNews on Twitter for updates.


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