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Dakota Access pipeline springs first oil leak - before completion

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 12, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified May 11, 2017

Before the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) was even completed, it suffered its first leak. On April 6, the $3.8 billion project spilled 84 gallons of crude oil at a South Dakota pump station, enraging members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and activists who protested its development for nearly one year. The Guardian reports that the leak was quickly contained and cleaned. However, critics of the spill say that the environmental travesty could have been prevented had state officials listened to...





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