Tar Sands Pipelines Safety Risks

The report by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pipeline Safety Trust, and National Wildlife Federation, Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks, shines a light on the dangers of transporting diluted bitumen, or tar sands crude. Because it is significantly more acidic and corrosive than standard oil, and requires increased heat and pressure to move through pipelines, tar sands crude poses new risks to communities along pipeline routes. Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks looks at the elevated threats in the Lakehead system in the Upper Great Lakes and the controversial Keystone XL line, identifying especially vulnerable locations in the pipelines’ paths; including sensitive and economically important watersheds and the Great Lakes, which account for one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply. Last summer’s Lakehead system failures dumped nearly a million gallons of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, elevating concern over possible impacts from the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline—particularly in Nebraska where it would pass through the sensitive Ogallala Aquifer, which is a drinking water source for millions and essential to American agriculture. ((03 MAR 2011))

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http://rfflibrary.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/tar-sands-pipelines-safety-risks/

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http://web.docuticker.com/go/docubase/63931

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http://www.sierraclub.org/dirtyfuels/downloads/2011-02-safety.pdf

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/pipeline-problems-transporting-tar-sands-oil-increases-likelihood-of-spills/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/oil-sands-pipeline-reports-sparks-fight-between-u-s-groups-and-alberta-regulator/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/groups-urge-oversight-of-tar-sands-pipelines/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/keystone-xl-nrdc-report-raises-concerns-crude-oil-and-diluted-bitumen-not-the-same/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/keystone-xl-86-groups-say-no/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/u-s-ad-campaign-calls-on-president-obama-to-reject-transcanada-pipeline-and-the-dirtiest-oil-in-the-world/

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https://gheorghe47.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/keystone-xl-more-debate-than-harper-obama-border-declaration/

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