Cold Lake Bitumen Leak
Twenty members and supporters of the Cold Lake First Nation are doing a 100 kilometre walk of solidarity to protest the damage
According to new figures released by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) the total amount of bitumen emulsion - a mixture of tar sands heavy crude and water - released on Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s (CNRL) Cold Lake Site is now more than 1.5 million litres, or the equivalent to more than 9600 barrels of oil.
A draft version of a new investigative report released this week by Global Forest Watch and Treeline Ecological Research argues the series of underground leaks currently releasing a mixture of tar sands bitumen and water into a surrounding wetland and forest on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range is related to a similar set of spills caused by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) in-situ operations in 2009. The cause of the 2009 seepage was never determined and details of an investigation by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), then called the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), weren't made public until last year, four years after the initial incident.
Right now in Alberta, tar sands bitumen is spilling into the environment at four different sites, one directly underneath a lake. All four spills have been spilling for months and the Alberta and Canadian governments know all about it, they are just powerless to stop them.
Photos that show a series of underground oil spills seeping to the surface at an Alberta oilsands operation were leaked from
EDMONTON - Environment Canada will conduct its own investigation into the unusual bitumen spill on CNRL's Cold Lake in situ
Video source CBC An investigation into the cause of a major oil leak in northern Alberta is underway, but critics are calling
Video source CBC The company behind a persistent northern Alberta bitumen leak is sorry for the damage caused and admits
Video source Global News Edmonton Experts from across the continent, armed with bottles of Dawn dish washing soap, have descended
EDMONTON - Bitumen emulsion continues to seep into the environment in the Cold Lake region, more than a month after public