Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Environment

Environment Environmental Politics Forum - Environmental issues, global warming, pollution, and proposals

Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By Sabcat
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 12th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #1
Sabcat's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Earth
Posts: 27,522
Water Protectors Were Right: DAPL Already Leaking as Pipelines Spill Oil Every 12 Hr


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.

Read more at Water Protectors Were Right: DAPL Already Leaking as ND Pipelines Spill Oil Every 12 Hours

Who woulda thunked.
Thanks from Twisted Sister
Sabcat is online now  
Old May 12th, 2017, 08:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Twisted Sister's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Brown Township, Ohio
Posts: 12,046
Originally Posted by Sabcat View Post
Who woulda thunked.
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.

Last edited by Twisted Sister; May 12th, 2017 at 08:54 PM.
Twisted Sister is offline  

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Environment

dapl, leaking, oil, pipelines, protectors, spill, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trump gives new life to Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines coke Current Events 27 January 28th, 2017 10:09 AM
Putin and Buffett’s War on U.S. Pipelines excalibur Current Events 3 June 8th, 2015 10:51 AM
300,000 West Virginians Told Not to Drink Water After Coal Chemical Spill, 600+ Sick intangible child Current Events 16 March 5th, 2015 12:25 PM
President Obama Speaks On Expanding Oil And Gas Pipelines The White House The White House 0 March 22nd, 2012 06:22 AM
CIA chief: No more leaking CNN Current Events 4 November 9th, 2010 04:10 AM

Facebook Twitter RSS Feed

Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.