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posted by mrpg on Saturday May 13 2017, @11:58AM   Printer-friendly
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The Dakota Access pipeline already had its first leak – 84 gallons of oil – at a pump station in South Dakota in early April, sparking outrage and calling into question its environmental safety.

[...] The report of the spill can be found on the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources website. The agency apparently did not make any official announcement on the incident as it was relatively minor and had no environmental impact, according to Brian Walsh, a scientist with the department, as cited by the Guardian. The site "was cleaned up right away," the official added as quoted by ABC news.

The spill occurred less than 110 miles from Lake Oahe, which supplies Sioux tribes with water.

Source: Dakota Access pipeline suffers oil leak even before becoming operational


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  • (Score: 2) by its_gonna_be_yuge! on Saturday May 13 2017, @12:53PM (3 children)

    by its_gonna_be_yuge! (6454) on Saturday May 13 2017, @12:53PM (#509126)

    No. No oil spilled into the environment.

    Again, that simply isn't the point. If you state there will be no leaks, and then rely on retaining structures to hold in leaks that do happen, it still means there are leaks.

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday May 14 2017, @03:58AM (2 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 14 2017, @03:58AM (#509337) Journal
    As wisnoskij noted, it's not a leak into the environment. So no, you don't have a point here.
    • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Sunday May 14 2017, @04:36AM (1 child)

      by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Sunday May 14 2017, @04:36AM (#509346) Journal

      I take no pleasure in saying wait for it to happen.

      I wish you were right, no problems at all. I will not apologize for my foreboding thoughts.

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      • (Score: 1, Disagree) by khallow on Sunday May 14 2017, @04:50AM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 14 2017, @04:50AM (#509356) Journal

        I take no pleasure in saying wait for it to happen.

        And when "it" does, so what? We already know what large oil spills do and how to contain them. Meanwhile the benefits of this pipeline are roundly ignored. Are you going to take pleasure in discussing the benefits of this pipeline?