Unique Hazards of Tar Sands Oil Spills Confirmed by National Academies of Science

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/09122015/unique-hazards-tar-sands-oil-spills-dilbit-diluted-bitumen-confirmed-national-academies-of-science-kalamazoo-river-enbridge

Oil companies need to inform regulators which type of oil they are transporting in pipelines and tailor response plans accordingly, the report recommends. By Zahra Hirji A sobering critique of America’s pipeline spill response efforts was delivered in a new study released Tuesday, concluding they aren’t adequate when it comes to spills involving sludgy crude oil pumped from the Canadian tar sands. See Also: The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Part 1 InsideClimate News Team Wins Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting A Dilbit Primer: How It’s Different from Conventional Oil Lessons from the Dilbit Disaster: InsideClimate News Op-Ed in the NY Times read more

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