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Alberta Tar Sands Have Been Leaking for Nine Weeks with No Signs of Stopping | July 27 2013
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Alberta Tar Sands Have Been Leaking for Nine Weeks with No Signs of Stopping

by Morgana Matus, 07/24/13
filed under: environmental destruction, News, Water Issues

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In Cold Lake, Alberta an environmental disaster is unfolding. The Primrose bitumen emulsion site has been seeping tar over 30 acres of swampy forest for the past nine weeks. Already, the viscous substance has contaminated a large swath of vegetation and killed dozens of animals. About 26,000 barrels of tar have been removed from the area. An anonymous government scientist told the Star that the leak was not going away, that no one understood the causes of the problem, and do not have any effective remediation measures in place. A spokesperson for the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), which oversees the extraction sites, is currently working with owner Canadian Natural Resources Ltd to begin to clean up the mess.


Inhabitat.com
http://inhabitat.com/alberta-tar-sand ... ith-no-signs-of-stopping/




Tags: CANADIAN   Politics   OIL   Environment   ALBERTA   SANDS   TAR   LAKE   SPILL   bitumen   Cold  
 
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