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Cleanup efforts continue at site of Keystone pipeline leak in U.S.

A remediation company deploys a boom on the surface of an oil spill after the Keystone pipeline ruptured at Mill Creek in Washington County, Kansas, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Vacuum trucks, booms and an emergency dam were constructed on the creek to intercept the spill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kyle Bauer/KCLY/KFRM Radio via AP

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says response crews remain on scene in Washington County, Kan., cleaning up after an oil spill from the company's Keystone pipeline.

Approximately 14,000 barrels of oil leaked from the pipeline Wednesday into a creek about 32 kilometres south of Steele City, Neb.

TC Energy says the affected part of the pipeline has been isolated. The company is using booms, vacuum trucks and an earthen dam to prevent the oil from moving downstream.

The company says the pipeline was operating within its design and regulatory approval requirements at the time of the spill.

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is investigating the cause of the spill. 

The Keystone pipeline system remains shut down and TC Energy has not provided an estimated date for its return to service.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 9, 2022.

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