Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

  1. #1
    The Light of Truth
    Northern Light's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:34 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,968

    ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public in Dark for Days Due to Government Shutdown | Common Dreams

    Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history.

    Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center - tasked with responding to chemical and oil spills - did not make the report available until October 8 due to the ongoing government shutdown.

    "The center generally makes such reports available on its website within 24 hours of their filing, but services were interrupted last week because of the U.S. government shutdown," explained Reuters.

    The "Incident Summaries" portion of the National Response Center's website is currently down, and the homepage notes, "Due to [the] government shutdown, some services may not be available."

    At more than 20,600 barrels - equivalent to 865,200 gallons - the spill was bigger than the April 2013 ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline spill, which spewed 5,000-7,000 barrels of tar sands into a residential neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas.
    What a horrible disaster.

  2. #2
    Sage
    RDS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Last Seen
    10-10-17 @ 05:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    5,398

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Government is shut at the moment, call back later please.

  3. #3
    Sage
    mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    DC Metro
    Last Seen
    11-13-16 @ 12:58 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    22,499

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    “No water, surface water or ground water was impacted,” he said. “They installed monitoring wells to ensure there is no impact now or that there is going to be one.”

    Roberts also told the Herald he was impressed with Tesoro's handling of the cleanup.

    “They've responded aggressively and quickly,” Roberts commented, also noting that the cleanup will cost upward of $4 million. “Sometimes we've had to ask companies to do what they did right off the mark. They're going at this aggressively and they know they have a problem and they know what they need to do about it.”
    Looks like the company is handling it properly.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

  4. #4
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    As for any of these proposed pipelines being 'close' to National Parks, Monuments, and Forests, close only counts in horseshoes..
    Physics is Phun

  5. #5
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Obama would be wise to approve the inevitable Keystoned after the 2014 election, so as to not disaffect his base, as he did with the 2010 elections..wasn't that fair and balanced?
    Physics is Phun

  6. #6
    Professor

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    10-28-16 @ 07:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,526

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Land remediation is much easier than on water. The weather is favorable as well (colder temps makes oil more viscous). Land oil spills can be clean and the land fully restored in a relatively short amount of time.

  7. #7
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,488

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Obama would be wise to approve the inevitable Keystoned after the 2014 election, so as to not disaffect his base, as he did with the 2010 elections..wasn't that fair and balanced?
    Fewer jobs. That'll be a winner.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  8. #8
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    I thought you guys supported Keystoned, as I do..What gives??
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Fewer jobs. That'll be a winner.
    Physics is Phun

  9. #9
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,488

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I thought you guys supported Keystoned, as I do..What gives??
    Don't tell me you missed the sarcasm...
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  10. #10
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: ND Oil Spill "One of the biggest in U.S. history"

    That's just it, you still can't take yes for an answer..
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Don't tell me you missed the sarcasm...
    Physics is Phun

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •