- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) - TransCanada Corp. has shut down the Keystone pipeline while it investigates a possible spill in southeastern South Dakota.

The company says the potential leak was first reported Saturday afternoon. Crews sent to the scene in Hutchinson County found signs of oil on what the company says is a “small surface area” about 4 miles from its Freeman pump station.

TransCanada Spokesman Shawn Howard tells KELO-AM that the pipeline will likely be shut down for at least a few more days as the company removes the oil and investigates where it came from. The company says it has found no significant harm to the environment.

The Keystone pipeline runs from the Canadian province of Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, passing through the eastern Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

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