150 miles from Standing Rock, pipeline rupture spews oil into creek

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In a North Dakota creek pipeline burst, electric monitoring equipment failed to detect an equipment rupture. According to sources,“[M]ore than 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek, according to the pipeline’s operator, about 150 miles from the site of the Standing Rock protests.

There has been a long stand-off at the Dakota Access Pipeline over the past couple of months. The potential to taint the drinking water is real. Thousands of people could be at risk due to this development. In addition, the pipeline would potentially cross the Missouri River, which could affect hundreds of native Americans.

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