Dakota Pipeline had Minor Spill in April
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE SUFFERED A MINOR OIL SPILL IN APRIL
(CNN) – The Dakota access pipeline isn’t fully open for business, but it’s already suffered a minor oil spill.
Early last month the controversial pipeline leaked roughly 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota.
The spill occurred at a rural pump station.
Local authorities said it didn’t pose a threat to the public’s drinking water.
An environmental scientist at South Dakota’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources said the incident was caused by a mechanical failure.
He called the spill “relatively small” and said such spills are not uncommon.