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What's next for Kansas after the Keystone Pipeline spill?

It’s been almost two months since the Keystone pipeline erupted and crude oil rained down upon several acres of native prairie and cropland, and polluted more than three miles of Mill Creek. Hundreds of workers have been hustling around the clock to recover the oil, but landowners want more information about the cleanup and about why the pipeline broke.

In December, 600,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the Keystone Pipeline, onto Kansas farmland, and into nearby waterways. The pipeline's operator says it's cleaned almost 90% of the spill, but life for locals will be impacted for years. The Kansas New Service's Celia Llopis-Jepsen spoke with residents of Washington County to find out what life has been like since the spill.

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