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“According to Keystone, the following are a list of crude oils that could be transported through the proposed pipeline:
Synthetic crude oil, produced from the Alberta oil sands in Canada
Dilbit, produced from the Alberta oil sands
Synbit, produced from the Alberta oil sands
Dilsynbit, produced from the Alberta oil sands
Conventional light crude oil, produced from the Bakken Formation in Montana and North Dakota
Just The Facts | Keystone XL Pipeline
In the case of open pit mining tar sands, it is extracted in solid form, crushed, mixed with water, and pumped to a processing facility. Any leak/spill of the the tar sand/water slurry in that process would be difficult to clean with traditional methods But, those would be localized spills at the mine or processing plant.
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