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A worker places containment boom on the Kalamazoo River to contain an oil spill from an Enbridge Energy pipeline on July 28, 2010. The spill was the largest of its kind in the US. The Nexen Energy spill in Alberta, Canada, last week was bigger than the Kalamazoo spill. Jim West/Zuma

So-Called ‘Failsafe’ Pipeline Leak Detection System Failed in Massive Alberta Tar Sands Spill

By Zoë Schlanger 7/20/15 By the time a contractor spotted a burst in the wall of an Alberta tar sands pipeline on July 15, a spill was already well underway. In a public apology on Friday, the pipeline’s owner, Nexen Energy, announced the spill was contained, but the cause, and the length of time it had been […]

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Pittsburg: WesPac oil storage project no longer includes Bakken crude trains

Originally published in the San Jose Mercury News, April 01, 2015. By Sam Richards Amid the growing national debate over the safety of transporting crude oil by trains, an energy firm has dropped the rail component from a controversial proposal to transform an old PG&E tank farm into a regional oil storage facility here. WesPac […]

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