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2 Keystone XL pipeline workers test positive for virus

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Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:20 AM CDT
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BILLINGS, Mont, - A Canadian company says two people working on the Keystone XL oil pipeline have tested positive for the coronavirus in northern Montana, but work on the project will continue.

Calgary-based TC Energy told Yellowstone Public Radio that the first pipe yard worker in Phillips County tested positive at a local clinic on July 28.

Testing on six close contacts found a second worker with the virus.

Native American tribes and others along the pipeline’s 1,200-mile route have raised concerns that workers could bring the virus into rural communities unable to handle an outbreak.

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