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Alberta oil pipeline cleanup covers area of 2 CFL football fields
CBC News, July 18, 2015
In the wake of a massive pipeline leak in northern Alberta, a First Nations group in the area is worried more spills will happen unless environmental standards are tightened.
“If we continue to accept that these types of incidents are the status quo of development we are also accepting the illegal abrogation of the rights and title of First Nations,” Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation said Saturday. Read the rest of this entry
Nexen Energy spill south of Fort McMurray covers about 16,000 square metres
CBC News, July 16, 2015
One of the largest leaks in Alberta history has spilled about five million litres of emulsion from a Nexen Energy pipeline at the company’s Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray.
The leak was discovered Wednesday afternoon.
Nexen said in a statement its emergency response plan has been activated and personnel were onsite. The leak has been stabilized, the company said.
The spill covered an area of about 16,000 square metres, mostly within the pipeline corridor, the company said. Emulsion is a mixture of bitumen, water and sand. Read the rest of this entry
Michael Shulman, CTV News, April 9, 2015
A one-kilometre-long oil slick believed to have leaked from a bulk carrier ship is fouling the waters and beaches of Vancouver’s scenic English Bay.
It is still not clear what type of type of oil has spilled into the bay, which is surrounded by the city’s downtown, the world renowned Stanley Park and numerous popular beaches.
But so far, an estimated 3,000 litres is believed to have seeped from a freighter named Marathassa. The spill was first spotted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday by a local boater. Read the rest of this entry
Dan Collyns, The Guardian, April 25, 2014
Around 500 Achuar indigenous protesters have occupied Peru’s biggest oil field in the Amazon rainforest near Ecuador to demand the clean-up of decades of contamination from spilled crude oil.
The oilfield operator, Argentine Pluspetrol, said output had fallen by 70% since the protesters occupied its facilities on Monday – a production drop of around 11,000 barrels per day.
CALGARY – The National Energy Board says it’s responding to a spill from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line near Merritt.
The energy watchdog said it doesn’t yet know the size of the leak, which took place on Crown land but a release from Kinder Morgan says less than 2,000 litres, or 12 barrels, of light crude was detected. Read the rest of this entry
Gitga’at Nation Reports Large Spill Believed to Be From Sunken Munitions Ship; Calls on Federal Government for Immediate Response and Full Clean-Up
HARTLEY BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay is reporting an oil spill, between two and five miles long and 200 feet wide inside the Grenville Channel, not far from the proposed tanker route for the Enbridge Gateway pipeline. The spill was spotted by a commercial pilot and reported to the Gitga’at Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard yesterday evening.
A Coast Guard landing craft from Prince Rupert is on its way to the spill, and expected to arrive by 12pm. The Gitga’at are sending their own Guardians to take samples and have chartered a plane to take aerial photos of the spill. Read the rest of this entry