Based on past events, it has become clear that inland spills are costly and damaging to the environment. The Keystone Pipeline oil spill in South Dakota in November 2017 resulted in a leak of about 210,000 gallons of oil. Incidents like this can and should be prevented, and prevention can be only done with adequate preparedness.
Across the United States, businesses and towns have faced the severe impacts of chemical and oil spills. These spills date back decades, and their devastating effects are proof of the necessity of spill containment.