DAPL, Oil Spill, Energy Transfer Partners, Protests, Standing Rock,North and South Dakota, U.S.A

Aberdeen News: Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil in Spink County

A leaky surge pump along the Dakota Access oil pipeline spilled 84 gallons of crude oil in April at the pump station just north of Crandon in Spink County. That’s according to Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist with state Department of Environment and Natural Resources Ground Water Quality Program.

The pipeline, which will move oil from shale formations in western North Dakota roughly 1,170 miles to Patoka, Ill., is not yet operational. In north-central South Dakota, it cuts through Campbell, McPherson, Edmunds, Faulk and Spink counties.

 According to American News archives, the pump station is on 10.59 acres of land in rural Spink County that Dakota Access purchased Feb. 3, 2016, from Donald Gene and Rita Mary Masat. Crandon is southeast of Redfield and east of Tulare. “At the pipeline’s pump station there’s what’s called a surge tank, which is used to store crude oil occasionally during the regular operation of the pipeline,” Walsh said in a phone interview with the American News Tuesday. “And connected to that tank is a pump, which pumps oil back into the pipeline system, and the leak occurred at that surge pump.”

EcoWatch: Two More Spills for Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March.

This is the $3.8 billion project’s third known leak. The controversial pipeline, which is not yet finished and not yet operational, also spilled 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota on April 4.

The state’s Health Department database shows that two barrels, or 84 gallons, spilled on March 3 in Watford City due to a leaky flange (the section connecting two sections of pipeline) at a pipeline terminal.

All those people from the Standing Rock tribe tried to warn everybody. The public, the corporate news media, the Army Corps Of Engineers and everyone in elected office from their own elected representatives of their own state all the way to the White House. Even to all those cops dressed like stormtroopers shooting tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and jet stream freezing water from water cannons

Although the tribe got a brief respite from the insignificant last President, Barack Obama, Figurehead Donald Trump gave the go ahead in one of his first executive orders with that stupid Sharpie penned giant signature of his. Because as everyone knows now, employment and commerce progress cannot be made unless Don Worthless is not personally enriched by government programs. As well as thousands of other greedy malcontents and gangsters consisting of the billionaire donor class, national and overseas, various tyrannical world leaders, and other lowly elected officials personal bank portfolios.

Noted that these were initial tests before the pipeline is operable, but they are under strict scrutiny because of the way it was legislatively approved. But going by the contempt for journalism and the dissemination of information by President/Godfather Don, who knows what measures the energy company will do to get that line operated if they feel the fourth estate is needling them too much. Since Energy Transfer Partners saw nothing wrong in sending the hounds and counter-terrorism security contractors after protesters and Trump has made it comfortable and practically legal to physically shove, pin against the wall and choke slam reporters.

The gangstas are in charge, nation.

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