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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 03:04 PM Jul 2013

Nobody understandsí spills at Alberta oil sands operation [View all]

Source: Toronto Star

Oil spills at a major oil sands operation in Alberta have been ongoing for at least six weeks and have cast doubts on the safety of underground extraction methods, according to documents obtained by the Star and a government scientist who has been on site.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been unable to stop an underground oil blowout that has killed numerous animals and contaminated a lake, forest, and muskeg at its operations in Cold Lake, Alta.

The documents indicate that, since cleanup started in May, some 26,000 barrels of bitumen mixed with surface water have been removed, including more than 4,500 barrels of bitumen.

Photos provided by a government scientist show the site of an oil spill in Cold Lake, Alta. The company that runs the operation says it is effectively managing the cleanup.

The scientist said Canadian Natural Resources is not disclosing the scope of spills in four separate sites, which have been off bounds to media and the public because the operations are on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, where there is active weapons testing by the Canadian military.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/07/19/nobody_understands_ongoing_spills_at_alberta_oilsands_operation.html

This is the source of the XL pipeline,. it can only get better from here right?

note; muskeg = bog -a Canadian word adopted from the Cree.
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Oil Sands = Stupid, greedy dumbass trashing of our planet to profit a few !% wankers Berlum Jul 2013 #1
Probably just me, but when I look at this photo, I see the face of an elephant. classof56 Jul 2013 #3
Steve W. Harper is as GOP as anyone y'all gots.. /nt admonish Jul 2013 #13
not sure Mad Max coulda thought this puke up PatrynXX Jul 2013 #12
2011 fire at one of this company's plants injured five workers wordpix Jul 2013 #16
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not mbperrin Jul 2013 #2
Thanks for sharing your wisdom on this,. yes it is an incredibly stupid idea! Civilization2 Jul 2013 #4
And unfortunately it is not just the worker. When the average American is asked to pay more for jwirr Jul 2013 #5
See; Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy Civilization2 Jul 2013 #7
Thank you for the site. I will explore it in the morning. jwirr Jul 2013 #9
Would you explain this process in an original post in general discussion... AdHocSolver Jul 2013 #8
Thanks for asking. I will. mbperrin Jul 2013 #11
IF any media paid the due attention to this they would write off the story as "muskeg?!?!?" underpants Jul 2013 #6
Cold Lake is a few hundred kms from Fort McMurray, which is THE big tarsands operation u4ic Jul 2013 #10
they don't understand it? Then they shouldn't be drilling wordpix Jul 2013 #14
info about Pres. of board of Can. Natural Resources - worth $2.2 billion wordpix Jul 2013 #15
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