Bitumen Sinks

The problem is not so much the pipeline, but what happens to the bitumen and crude when it is shipped out of BC. There is no technology available to clean up a bitumen spill. It sinks. The best technology to clean up crude, at best under ideal conditions, can recover 5%. Yes, we may have the best technology money can buy, but it is still preposterously inadequate. Harper has ignored this, claiming that it does not matter if there is no way to clean up spills because the probability of spills is extremely low. (Cough) Talk is cheap. If the backers are so sure this is safe, how about a deal to prove it? They agree to shut the whole thing down permanently the first time they fail to keep their safety guarantee.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)