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Burst oil pipeline in N. Dakota spewed crude, farmer says – World – CBC News

Burst oil pipeline in N. Dakota spewed crude, farmer says – World – CBC News. (FULL ARTICLE)

A North Dakota farmer who discovered an enormous oil spill while harvesting wheat says crude was bubbling up out of the ground when he found it.

Steve Jensen said he smelled the crude for days before the tires on his combines were coated in it. At the apparent break in the Tesoro Corp.’s underground pipeline, the oil was “spewing and bubbling six inches high,” he said Thursday.

What Jensen had found on Sept. 29 turned out it was one of the largest spills recorded in the state. At 20,600 barrels it was four times the size of a pipeline rupture in late March that forced the evacuation of more than 20 homes in Arkansas.

But it was 12 days after Jensen reported the spill before state officials told the public what had happened, raising questions about how North Dakota, which is in the midst of an oil boom, reports such incidents.

The spill happened in a remote area in the northwest corner of the state. The nearest home is a about a kilometre away, and Tesoro says no water sources were contaminated, no wildlife was hurt and no one was injured.

The release of oil has been stopped, state environment geologist Kris Roberts said Thursday. And the spill, which spread out over three hectares, has been contained….

 

“Covering Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed” | Washington’s Blog

“Covering Up The [Gulf] Oil Spill With Corexit Was a Deadly Action … What Happened In the Gulf Was a Political Act, an Act of Cowardice and Greed” | Washington’s Blog.

 

Oil Spill Cold Lake: First Nation Says 6 Sites At Oilsands Project Leaking Bitumen, Up From 4

A beach after an oil spill.

A beach after an oil spill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Oil Spill Cold Lake: First Nation Says 6 Sites At Oilsands Project Leaking Bitumen, Up From 4.

 

 

In South Thailand: No fish, no future – Features – Al Jazeera English

In South Thailand: No fish, no future – Features – Al Jazeera English.

 

News – Thailand: Oil spill clean-up continues – The Weather Network

News – Thailand: Oil spill clean-up continues – The Weather Network.

 

Cold Lake Oilsands Spill: Canadian Natural Resources Says Leak At Primrose Operation Contained

Cold Lake Oilsands Spill: Canadian Natural Resources Says Leak At Primrose Operation Contained.

 

Alberta oil leak cause stymies industry, scientists – Business – CBC News

Alberta oil leak cause stymies industry, scientists – Business – CBC News.

Canada’s offshore oil spill response outdated, audits found – Calgary – CBC News

Canada’s offshore oil spill response outdated, audits found – Calgary – CBC News.

 

Arkansas Oil Spill Drives Families From New Homes – Bloomberg

Arkansas Oil Spill Drives Families From New Homes – Bloomberg.

2nd largest pipeline spill in Alberta history leads to charges – Edmonton – CBC News

2nd largest pipeline spill in Alberta history leads to charges – Edmonton – CBC News.

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