Will Exxon clean all these tar sands oil spills like BP “cleaned up” the Gulf? Meanwhile, a solar spill is called a nice day.
June 2013, pipeline ruptured in Alberta: 250,000 gallons spilled into the Red Deer River.
27 March 2013, train derailment in Minnesota: 15,000 gallons spilled.
“Only about 1,000 gallons has been recovered,” said Dan Olson, spokesman for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. “The remaining oil on the ground has thickened into a heavy tar-like consistency.”
30 March 2013, pipleline rupture, Mayflower, Arkansas: “thousands of gallons” spilled.
Kimberly Brasington, an Exxon spokeswoman, confirmed the oil from the ruptured Pegasus pipeline originated in Canada. The oil is “Wabasca Heavy Crude from Western Canada,” she said in an e-mail Sunday. Canadian group CrudeMonitor describes Wabasca as a blend of heavy oil production from the Athabasca region.
Aerial footage of the Arkansas crude seeping through woods, waterways, streets, and yards:Continue reading