Oil Sands Pipeline Burst --> Kalamazoo --> Two years later --> what a mess

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    Officials have attempted oil spill cleanup methods to contain the leakage, but the damage has closed 40 miles of the river and forced many residents and businesses to relocate.

    Michigan residents express oil spill concerns along Kalamazoo River

    The smell of oil was sickeningly strong at first. Residents evacuated the houses nearest to the leak, and workers within half a mile of the pipeline break had to wear respirators to protect them from inhaling fumes. Even a dozen miles downstream, I could smell the oil and feel the fumes irritating my eyes. These fumes were the light components of the oil evaporating into the air. The heavy components of the oil were left behind on the banks or gradually sank to the bottom of the river.

    Investigating Environmental Impacts: Oil on the Kalamazoo River

    Oh that darn EPA. What do we need it for? Let business do business. This is why it's dangerous to put Republicans in charge of anything. War, disasters, doesn't matter. They always find a way to make things worse.

    The cost so far is 10 times per gallon the cost of cleaning up a regular spill, because the oil sands sink to the bottom of the river where they can't get to it.
     
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    Yes, it is important to keep on top this shit, to make sure both Government and Private Industry are doing their best to contain, and recover fully. We have the choice to learn from mistakes or ignore and repeat them.
     
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    he found one!!!yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol:
     
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    As in take our time, and make sure that the pipeline takes the route that will do the least damage in event of a spill. Also, we need absolutely constant supervision of the building of the line. From this, we can see that the people constructing the line are not really serious about creating the safest line possible.
     
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    Calm down. :lol:

    What is important here is what we learn from experience, and how we use that knowledge, to improve Infrastructure, Emergency Response, and Recovery. :):):)
     
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    H, I was in Montana during the time of the Yellowstone Spill. A conservative state, with some extremely unhappy people with the industry. Making fun of the just concerns of the citizens with their lives disrupted and property damaged by a failure such as this in not a wise move for the industry.
     
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    Definately shows the President's wisdom in making sure there is time to consider all the factors on a project like this.
     
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    I think what is important is Quality and Expediency. You can't expect smiles, bankrupting sincere effort either. I agree that we should go with the best available technology. We do need to be putting more into Disaster Preparedness and relief too.
     
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    You are making it Political. I think I need to Puke. .......... :puke3:

    There, that's better. :D
     

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