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March 21, 2018

Standing Rock: Dakota Access Pipeline Leak Technology Can't Detect All Spills

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InsideClimate News – Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to fight the controversial project, which passes under the Missouri River just upstream from their water supply.

In a 313-page report submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the tribe challenged the adequacy of leak detection technology used by pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners. The tribe also questioned the company's worst-case spill estimate and faulted Energy Transfer Partners for failing to provide a detailed emergency response plan to the tribe showing how the company would respond to an oil spill.

"We wanted to show how and what we are still fighting here," said Doug Crow Ghost, water resources director for the Standing Rock Tribe. "It's an ominous threat every day that we live with on Standing Rock, not even knowing if the pipeline is leaking."

Read more at InsideClimate News.

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