Why An Accidental Leak Should Send Shivers Up Big Oil's Spine

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February 18, 2014 AT 5:30 PM
One of the largest accidental releases of oil in Alberta's history isn't a burst pipeline and it doesn't involve a train of tanker cars derailing into a river. It's also not a thing of the past. It's been going on for about a year and it's still happening. An estimated 12,000 barrels of bitumen and water has now risen from giant cracks in the forest floor at an underground oil sands project run by Canadian Natural Resources Limited. A local indigenous resident says his native lands and waterways are now polluted with cancer-causing toxins: