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Old May 12th, 2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Water Protectors Were Right: DAPL Already Leaking as Pipelines Spill Oil Every 12 Hr

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Only days before the well is set to be fully operational, the DAPL is already leaking. In a report released this week by the South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, a spill was documented on April 4 in Tulare Township in Spink County. The spill occurred just 100 miles from Lake Oahe, the Sioux tribes precious water source which became the impetus for the massive protests against the pipeline.

Camps of water protectors near the banks of the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe reservoir ultimately proved ineffective in quashing the Dakota Access project — but North Dakota’s horrendous record on pipeline safety more than proves their concerns Big Oil infrastructure will inevitably sully the state’s drinking water supply legitimate.

In just the past year, the North Dakota Department of Health recorded 745 oil spills — as analyzed by KCET Environment Editor Chris Clarke — a figure tragically substantiating fears of water protectors for the future of the state’s water supply.

For perspective, for the number of pipeline incidents for the year ending on May 1, 2017, North Dakota’s oil infrastructure experienced an average of one spill every 11 hours and 45 minutes — that’s one leak, contaminating the planet, two times per day, every day, over the last twelve months.

“And we’re not talking small leaks here. One event on the 18 May 2016 saw 400 barrels of oil (16,800 gallons) leak out in Bowman County, spreading more than 100 metres outside the refinery gates and into the surrounding environment,” Science Alert keenly notes.


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Were they earthen or concrete dams? At The Bakery we had one tank of Iso-Sweet and one tank of Corn Syrup and both were surrounded by concrete walls of sufficient height to catch all of the sugar should a leak occur. The tanks and walls were erected on a concrete pad so the sugar could not leak into the soil and there was no floor drain. Horrible job when a sugar pump leaked and I had to walk in it. Slippery does not justify the experience.

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