Spill from Hell: Diluted Bitumen Poisoned air. Sunken gunk.... diluted bitumen or "dilbit" is a mixture of unrefined tar that is often heavier than water and "diluent." This is usually a cocktail...
And an explainer of how diluted bitumen DilBit, the form that tar sands crude take to travel through pipelines, is a hell of a lot harder to clean up than regular old crude. Historic Michigan oil spill
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21834.... the areas most sensitive to the effects of a diluted bitumen spill, including the water bodies potentially at risk, and ii response strategies and resources necessary to mitigate the impacts of spills of diluted bitumen, including capabilities for detection, containment...
One of the most misunderstood issues in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion TMX debate is what happens to diluted bitumen dilbit in a marine spill. The common misconception is that "bitumen...
This shift, along with a major spill of diluted bitumen in Marshall, Michigan, in 2010 and other spills elsewhere, has prompted Congress and USDOT to ask the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to consider the use of transmission pipelines to transport diluted bitumen.
Diluted bitumen from the oil sands is harder to clean up if it spills from a pipeline In the event that diluted bitumen was to spill, the procedures for cleaning up the spill would be similar to cleaning up a conventional crude oil spill.
“Prove you can clean up diluted bitumen or reject Kinder Morgan”... An effective ‘world-leading’ oil spill response system, which the province demanded, is not possible if the oil contains diluted bitumen. The proposed Kinder Morgan Expansion pipeline, which would result in a six-fold increase in tankers carrying bitumen through the...
Can Diluted Bitumen be Cleaned Up? Summary Environment Canada scientists are on record several times stating that more research is needed to understand whether and to what extent diluted bitumen will sink in the event of a marine spill. Environment Canada has expressed concern that Transport Canada, the body that oversees and certifies spill responses, has not planned for the
What we know – and don’t know – about diluted bitumen.... Regulators, the industry and experts have studied and debated the impact of a diluted-bitumen spill, particularly whether a cleanup...
Dilbit diluted bitumen is a bitumen diluted with one or more lighter petroleum products... The remaining bitumen can make cleaning up a dilbit spill more difficult than a conventional oil spill, particularly if dredging is considered too ecologically damaging.Reasons for dilution ·
On a July morning in 2010 in rural Michigan, a 30-inch pipeline owned by Calgary-based Enbridge Energy Partners burst and disgorged an estimated 843,000 gallons of thick crude into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. This was no ordinary crude -- it was the first ever major spill into water of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands.
Spill from Hell: Diluted Bitumen | The Tyee. Poisoned air. Sunken gunk. A clean-up nightmare. What we're learning from the oil sands 'DilBit' dump into the Kalamazoo River.... Heavy oil, like the diluted bitumen [incorrect] that the Trans Mountain pipeline transports, can [does] sink to the sea floor. There is no equipment in the world th
Historic Michigan oil spill a common topic in Nebraska's Keystone Pipeline debate. by Bill Kelly, Senior Producer/Reporter, NET News. The break in Line 6-B. Photo: NTSB... aka diluted bitumen. The leak remained out of control for 17 hours.... I just thought there was no way in hell they're ever going to bring it back,” Jacox said.
In 2010 a tar sands oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan despoiled 40 miles of river and released a toxic cloud. According to an article in the Tyee, Spill from Hell: Diluted Bitumen: The local residents and EPA responders near Kalamazoo quickly learned that bitumen and diluent do not stay together once released into the environment.
Spill from Hell: Diluted Bitumen. Poisoned air. Sunken gunk. A clean-up nightmare. What we're learning from the oil sands 'DilBit' dump into the Kalamazoo River. By Mitchell Anderson TheTyee.ca 5 Mar 2012
The 2150 mile long pipeline carries tar-like crude oil aka bitumen from Alberta, Canada's tar sands to refineries, storage tanks, and distribution facilities in Patoka, Illinois, and Cushing, Oklahoma.... Illinois, and Cushing, Oklahoma. The stuff is so thick, that it has to first be diluted with very toxic solvents (hence "dil-bit"
Spill From Hell: Diluted Bitumen. Oil Spill Could Have “Massive Impact” On BC’s Remaining Wild Salmon Populations. Cost Of An Oil Spill In Burrard Inlet: $40 Billion For Starters. These Terminally Toxic Pipelines Leaked Every 11 Days For 15 Years
Arkansas' Pegasus Pipeline Spill Exposes Dramatic Risks of Tar Sands. by.... spilling between 80,000 and 420,000 gallons of tar sands diluted bitumen in a suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas.... From the daily and nightly hell of the Occupation, Palestinians hold fast to a concise message: "Sumud, steadfastness."
Tar sands bitumen ‘hell on pipelines’ says new report... The supertankers which would carry the diluted bitumen from Enbridge’s proposed Kitimat terminal, originally designed to carry c onv eti alrud, sw b question whether they, too, could suffer corrosion damage. Should a spill occur, bitumen, unlike crude oil, is heavier than...
Diluted bitumen dilbit is the raw molasses-like product extracted from the Athabasca oilsands, mixed in with diluents to make it fluid enough to travel through a pipeline.