EPA now overseeing Keystone pipeline spill cleanup in Kansas

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The federal government is stepping in to make sure the oil spill near Steele City, Nebraska, is cleaned to its standards.

TC Energy, the owner and operator of the Keystone pipeline, signed a cleanup agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency last week.

According to the EPA, the agreement requires the company to “recover oil, oil-contaminated soil and vegetation and contain the further spread of oil into Mill Creek.”

In a statement on Jan. 3, TC Energy said it recovered just shy of 12,000 barrels of oil from the creek.

Also in the statement, the company pledged $7,500 to help Washington County update emergency responders’ mobile and radio equipment “to demonstrate our appreciation” for their response to the spill.

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