Norvergence in its weekly research found that more than 350,000 gallons of crude oil got leaked in North Dakota. The leak is one of the largest spills in the state and around a half-acre of wetland got affected by it.
Fortunately, there are no homes near the spill site and also, the impacted wetland is not a source of drinking water.
Joye Braun who is an Indigenous Environmental Network frontline community organizer has stated CNN Wire: “This is exactly the kind of spill we are worried about when it comes to Keystone XL being built.”
“It has never been ‘if’ a pipeline breaks but rather ‘when’. We’ve always said it’s not a question of whether a pipeline will spill, but when, and once again TC Energy has made our case for us.”
On the other hand, Operator TC Energy Corp said that the company is doing an internal investigation to find out the exact cause. They released a statement (Norvergence quotes): “We are establishing air quality, water, and wildlife monitoring and will continue monitoring throughout the response.”