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Keystone pipeline spill worse than initially reported

Posted at 4:43 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 06:43:06-04

BISMARCK – A pipeline spill in South Dakota last November was twice as bad as initially reported.

It was the seventh-largest onshore oil spill since 2010.

TransCanada now says over 400,000 gallons spilled onto farmland.

The cleanup is now finished and the company began using the pipeline 2 days after the initial leak.

The pipeline runs through North Dakota from Canada into Oklahoma and Illinois.  

After the spill, TransCanada said 200,000 gallons had spilled onto farmland near Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. 

TransCanda made this statement shortly after the spill: "This is very unfortunate. We’re all disappointed it happened but the good news is no one lost their lives. The good news is nobody was hurt. The good news is it was contained very quickly," said Public Information Officer Robynn Tysver.