Pipeline spills are not the exception in Alberta, they are an oily reality
Read this article by Stephen Hume in the Vancouver Sun. “Something is exceptional when it happens so infrequently that when it does occur, it’s a surprise.
“But I know from my reporting career, which was ushered in by a series of massive pipeline spills in Alberta more than 40 years ago, that these events occur with depressing regularity.
“The pipeline industry has had almost half a century to work on the problem, yet oil spills, explosions, fires and toxic pollution as a consequence of ruptures are anything but exceptional. They still happen on an almost daily basis.”