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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 requerdanos on Sunday May 14 2017, @01:11PM

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 14 2017, @01:11PM (#509443) Journal

    The spill occurred less than 110 miles from Lake Oahe

    That's pretty much far enough away to have no correlation at all. There's over 38000 square miles [] (over 98000 km^2) "less than 110 miles away from Lake Oahe". For perspective, that's over 1/4 the area of Germany. Yet we've got at least one reactionary above, bad at math, erroneously concluding that...

    This is near native Americans water supply.

    No, it isn't.

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