According to state documents, the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil at a pump station in South Dakota last month. This is just weeks before the pipeline is set to start commercial service. The spill, the equivalent of two barrels of oil, occurred on April 4 in Tulare township in Spink County.
After the spill was reported, recovered oil was put back into the system. Any gravel or soil that had oil was cleaned and disposed of. The spill occurred in a containment area, so there was no impact on the wider area.