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Pipeline spills oil waste over more than 100 acres of Alberta

John UptonA major spill of toxic oil waste has wiped out trees and vegetation across a 104-acre swath of Alberta, Canada. The apparent cause of the spill: The rupture of a five-year-old pipeline that was designed to last at least 30 years.


Apache’s oil spill in Alberta


The pipeline spilled 2.5 million gallons of a waste mixture of oil and water, which the company responsible, Houston-based Apache Corp., downplayed as “salty water” with “trace amounts of oil.”

Please follow this link to the rest of the article at Grist: http://grist.org/news/pipeline-spills-oil-waste-over-more-than-100-acres-of-alberta/

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