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


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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