Cleanup of the 13,000 barrel spill of the Keystone pipeline in northern Kansas has been declared to be officially cleaned up according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
It was December of last year when TC Energy’s pipeline leaked oil into Mill Creek in Washington County. This week, TC Energy and the EPA’s regional office announcedd the berms that were constructed around the creek had been removed and water was flowing again.
The leak temporarily interrupted the flow of oil to the Cushing hub in northern Oklahoma.
The Associated Press reported that the EPA indicated the Kansas environmental agency along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue monitoring the site for the next five years, or “until it is determined that monitoring is no longer needed.”
The last of the spilled oil was recovered by May 2023.