Keystone pipeline leak being cleaned up in southeast NDFARGO, N.D. (AP) - A faulty pipe fitting is being blamed for a weekend leak that spilled hundreds of gallons of oil in southeast North Dakota.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A faulty pipe fitting is being blamed for a weekend leak that spilled hundreds of gallons of oil in southeast North Dakota.
The vice president of American operations for the Transcanada-Keystone pipeline tells KFGO radio that about 280 barrels of oil has been recovered at the pumping station in Sargent County.
Vern Meier says the amount could top 400 barrels by the time cleanup is completed later this week.
A berm around the pumping station contained nearly all of the oil, though Meier says some oil mist had to be cleaned from standing water in a nearby field on Saturday. Some soil contaminated by the spill is being removed.
TransCanada plans to inspect all similar fittings along the pipeline before resuming operations.
The pipeline runs from Canada to Illinois.