Oil Spills Become a Major Issue
by emiliebrochu on October 19, 2013 - 10:18pm
The oil spill in north Dakota would be the first major oil spill, it was discovered by a landowner on September 29. It mostly hit the low land about nine miles northeast of North Dakota. This major oil spill affected the groundwater sources and lets the department of health in concern. People had never seen this much land covered in ages, they said it looked like lakes, rivers and streams. In North Dakota they have a system where they gather oil from the Bakken Shale and deliver it to another Enbridge pipeline. According to how much barrels were in the pipeline, they know approximately 1,000 barrels of oil that leaked from the pipeline. They don’t yet know what caused the oil spill, or how long it will last. According to how much oil was spilled they know approximately how much repairs have to be done, such as the repairs in the line, containment and remediation work it could cost about 4 million.
In my opinion, this is extremely dangerous to the inhabitants that are living in the area that is being erupted. The animals and people are both in danger and it cost a lot in repairs for the people paying. But if this ruined inhabitants’ homes or other things, what will happen then.
found on globe and mail