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Northern Alberta hit with toxic spill from Apache pipeline

‘Every Tree and Plant Died’: Massive Toxic Spill Guts Alberta

 The area that died from the Apache pipeline wastewater spill near Zama City, Alberta, Canada, in Dene Tha' territory.

The area that died from the Apache pipeline wastewater spill near Zama City, Alberta, Canada, in Dene Tha’ territory.

Indian Country Today, August 26, 2013

A toxic waste spill, the largest of its kind in North America, has destroyed a chunk of landscape in northern Alberta.

“The substance is the inky black colour of oil, and the treetops are brown,” reported The Globe and Mail in a recent story. “Across a broad expanse of northern Alberta muskeg, the landscape is dead. It has been poisoned by a huge spill of 9.5 million litres of toxic waste from an oil and gas operation in northern Alberta, the third major leak in a region whose residents are now questioning whether enough is being done to maintain aging energy infrastructure.” Read the rest of this entry