Calgary-based TransCanada says it has received conditional approval to restart its Keystone Pipeline after identifying the source of a small leak that has let more than 16-thousand gallons of oil seep into a South Dakota field.
Company spokesman Mark Cooper says they expect to complete repairs today and crews will restart at a reduced pressure to ensure everything is working properly.
Cooper says there’s no significant environmental impact or threat to public safety from the leak, which was reported a week ago.
Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist with the South Dakota Department of Natural Resources, says the impact seems to be limited to soil in and around the pipeline.
(The Associated Press)