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Vice Does Enbridge

Vice reports:

“It’s been three and a half years since Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Michigan, leaking more than 843,000 gallons of diluted tar sands bitumen into the Kalamazoo River. It was the largest on-land oil spill in the history of the USA, and remains, so far, as the largest spill of tar sands oil ever. Yet despite Enbridge’s immense, ongoing clean-up operation, which has spanned more than three years, cost over a billion dollars, and removed significantly more oil from the river than the company will admit it spilled, those living in Enbridge’s sacrifice zone have more questions than answers—even as most areas of the river have been re-opened for public use. High on the list of concerns is a chilling refrain: What are these chemicals that work crews have been dumping into the river in massive quantities, and are they dangerous?”

2 Comment(s)

  1. Cue the trolls and sock-puppets.

    DaVe | Dec 28, 2013 | New Comment
  2. Not that concern needs to be heightened any further, but Enbridge also has a new pipeline request in for the Straights of Mackinaw that will lay alongside an existing pipeline. The new one is intended to carry tar sands type crud.

    Thomas | Dec 28, 2013 | New Comment

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