It is likely the oil spill on Dec. 7, 2022 from a failed pipe in TC Energy’s Keystone Pipeline in Washington County will continue to have negative impacts on the local environment for some time to come. This includes damage to fish and wildlife.

Contacted for information about the situation with wildlife, TC Energy said on March 29, “We have a third-party wildlife rehabilitation organization on-site that has been approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). That organization works to clean, care for, and rehabilitate captured wildlife in conjunction with a licensed veterinarian and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) until the animals can be released back into their habitat in a safe and suitable location.