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Pipeline spill in Montana / Yellowstone river

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  • Center Left
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    http://rt.com/usa/224183-oil-spill-yellowstone-river/

    Another negative story about oil pipelines. This was a smaller pipeline - 12" and it burst in Montana. By the time it was shut off up to 50,000 gallons of oil had been spilled. If you've got a minute sometime....... Google USA pipelines. You might be surprised how many we already have crisscrossing our country. Well I didn't want an oil spill to happen without someone mentioning it.
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    Tony Johnson Wrote: http://rt.com/usa/224183-oil-spill-yellowstone-river/

    Another negative story about oil pipelines. This was a smaller pipeline - 12" and it burst in Montana. By the time it was shut off up to 50,000 gallons of oil had been spilled. If you've got a minute sometime....... Google USA pipelines. You might be surprised how many we already have crisscrossing our country. Well I didn't want an oil spill to happen without someone mentioning it.
    I saw on Rachel Maddow that this pipeline was tagged last year as having a "moderate risk". Being winter this spill will be difficult to clean up. In fact oil spills are always difficult to clean up, summer or winter. The heavy gooey mess left after the lighter components evaporate just soaks into the ground and/or river bottoms. Hope they have a lot of paper towels handy.
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    Tony Johnson Wrote: http://rt.com/usa/224183-oil-spill-yellowstone-river/

    Another negative story about oil pipelines. This was a smaller pipeline - 12" and it burst in Montana. By the time it was shut off up to 50,000 gallons of oil had been spilled. If you've got a minute sometime....... Google USA pipelines. You might be surprised how many we already have crisscrossing our country. Well I didn't want an oil spill to happen without someone mentioning it.
    I saw on Rachel Maddow that this pipeline was tagged last year as having a "moderate risk". Being winter this spill will be difficult to clean up. In fact oil spills are always difficult to clean up, summer or winter. The heavy gooey mess left after the lighter components evaporate just soaks into the ground and/or river bottoms. Hope they have a lot of paper towels handy.
    May be a good message for the people who want to push " tar sands" XL pipeline.
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    Hey Tony, Schmidt, and Dutch, you are so right. And I remember the President's words last night about the XL pipeline: Why spend mega amounts of time, money, and effort on one project that will only end up with a small number of jobs, when our aging/needy transportation system can employ thousands in full-time positions?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Doing the infrastructure projects as proposed and outlined by President Obama makes absolute perfect sense for several reasons. But for those same reasons, Republicans oppose it. Anything that will help out Obama's legacy is opposed by Republicans. They would rather let everything crumble than to give Obama a helping hand. They do this for spite. They want Obama to fail.

    My opinion after watching them work...
  • Center Left
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    Yes I agree. Infrastructure is so needed. A recent news story mentioned how many billions were being spent per year on repairs. The amount spent was about 50% of what they said was needed. In Cincinnati, Ohio this week a bridge was being worked on. A huge piece of it broke off and fell onto the highway below. Luckily nobody on the highway was injured but the heavy equipment operator on top of the bridge was killed.
    Another thing that needs big money is our Nuclear bomb facilities. A 60 minutes story pointed out how completely antiquated it all is. The computer discs they use are circa 1970. Approx. 10" x 12" floppy discs. They say the cost of bringing these facilities up to date would be many billions of dollars.
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    It is really scarey to think of how much of our infrastructure is declining, due to GOP deliberate negligence. For all the entire lists of grievances we all have against the GOP, ----- I wonder why there is NO LAW, we could use to FORCE them out of their stupor, & make them work? (for a change).

    I just heard a rumor, that the spill in the Yellowstone River was also being piped down here from Canada. Could it have anything to do with the same pipeline company that is bringing us "tar sands oil" --- from Alberta, Canada? Could this new spill also be "tar sands oil"? Anyone know?
  • Center Left
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    ANOTHER PIPELINE SPILL - NORTH DAKOTA - TOXIC SALTWATER - UP TO ONE MILLION GALLONS - Native Americans
    This should be a warning to the Keystone folks. Yes spills happen and it can be one hell of a mess. The Keystone will be a large pipeline so the messes will be large also. A problem that we don't need........... and it's avoidable. Notice Canada isn't wanting to refine this crap. They are already screwing their own ecology enough. Let the Americans do it. They are so damned crazed by the urge to make a buck. Those profiting from it won't have a pipeline in their back yard.

    This Saltwater is a bi-product of oil production

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/10/north-dakota-saltwater.html

    Cut and pasted from above Al Jazeera article:

    In 2006, a broken oil pipeline belched more than 1 million gallons of saltwater into a North Dakota creek, aquifer and pond. The cleanup efforts are ongoing at that site, which has been called the worst environmental disaster in state history.