Weather slows cleanup of Keystone pipeline oil spill in Kansas

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Cold weather is hindering cleanup efforts at the oil spill site south of Steele City, Nebraska.

TC Energy, the owner of the Keystone pipeline, said it is prioritizing the safety of its workers and the environment during the cleanup process.

Two weeks ago, an estimated 14,000 barrels of oil spilled from the pipeline in Kansas.

In their latest update, officials said they have removed the faulty section of the pipeline and sent it to an independent lab for testing, per the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

They estimate that around 7,600 barrels of oil have been recovered, roughly 54% of the oil spilled.

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