Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Two Pipeline Spills: Tar Sands and Brine

On August 29, 2014 Anterra Energy Inc spilled Over 300,000 Litres of Crude Oil and Salt/Produced Water from a pipeline into a nearby waterbody 63Km North of Slave Lake Alberta.

The Anterra spill follows a brine spill from an underground North Dakota pipeline on the weekend of July 4th.  Around 1 million gallons spilled down a bluff into local waterways. The brine contains petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations. The spill occurred in a pipeline owned by the Crestwood subsidiary Arrow Pipeline LLC.

These spills are but the latest in a large and growing number of spills reinforcing the point that fossil fuels cannot be safely transported.

Pipelines and Oil Spills in Alberta Canada
Unstoppable Oil Leak at a Tar Sands Production Site in Alberta
Infographic: 13 Oil Spills in 30 Days
Top 25 Oil Spills Over 1000 Tonnes in the Last Decade

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fracking has got to be FORBIDDEN - NOW! It is dangerous as well as unnecessary. And what use will it be to anyone, once it has poisoned us all????? Climate-deniers please give up: it's no longer a joke.