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Exxon Pipeline Bursts In Mayflower, AR

Hits: 4539 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: FoolsPrussia
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Xprez
Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:42:40 PM
This wouldn't even be a drop in the bucket compared to what that pipeline can save. These people will be fine after Exxon takes care of it. People die in car wrecks every day, yet most of us still drive a car. Faulty electrical items or appliances cause house fires every day, yet we still use electricity. According to this logic, we should have no planes, cars, houses, electricity, sports, or anything that has a potential for an accident or disaster.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1428 Posts
Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:54:53 AM
So after destroying the environment at sea with the Exxon Valdez they're trying their luck on land now?

WizardofCOR
Male, 40-49, Western US
 156 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:49:10 PM
Absolutely not. All arguments for it fail.

monkerz
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 156 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:46:16 PM
"Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed"

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:21:07 AM
Yes, absolutely need the keystone pipeline.

ak4775
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 369 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:02:34 AM
Yup, still want it. Exxon will clean this crap up and take care of those effected.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13519 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:32:21 AM
Well we still need oil and moving via truck would be more expensive and probably result in more spills so ya build the pipline.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26181 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 8:47:19 AM
@patchy: Do you know how much oil and natural gas gets pushed through pipelines EVERY HOUR? It's HUGE!

Now, replace ALL those pipes with truck or trains? MASSIVE expense, MASSIVE pollution, MASSIVE increase in potential accidents. Those propane tankers go up like BOMBS baby!

The ONLY reasonable way to transport HUGE amounts of Alberta Oil to Louisiana refineries is PIPELINE. There's one there already! ffs! They're essentially "twinning" it (more or less) so what is all the fuss about?

Oh yeah! Radical leftists being politically correct. Goddamn Hippies!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:33:14 AM
patchgrabber: So you're saying the heavy metals and naphthenic acids didn't exist in the sand beforehand? See, that's where you "are full of $hit" sir. Forest existed there before and will again despite the toxicity that existed there before and now.

Also, naphthenates can be highly useful in many industrial applications and are 'organic acids' which will breakdown and remediate themselves in time.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5726 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 10:32:48 PM
Who gives a F? It's canada, let 5cats and the other canks decide what THEY want.

Um....thanks?

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5726 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 10:31:24 PM
The tailings are less toxic than the oil sand itself.


As a scientist who has worked directly with the oil sands, from tailings pond soil and water, you are full of $hit. Extreme deposits of heavy metals, Naphthenic acids, those places are a nightmare. I've published work on algae from those areas that could be used to help remediate the metals, but that's not likely to advance too quickly even though they have a contractual obligation to restore the environments they destroy, but the tailings ponds are NOT less toxic than boreal forest.

Pipelines are safe, period. They're also cheap, period. They protect the environment, period.


Do you even realize the absurdity of this statement in a post about an oil spill from a pipeline?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26181 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 9:34:40 PM
Pipelines are safe, period. They're also cheap, period. They protect the environment, period.

You'd prefer millions of trucks or train cars hauling oil around? Think again.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3769 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:33:03 PM

Maybe I should do a quick google search, and become an expert......DONE!

Now I am just as opinionated as these other "know it all's" here which know what is best for everybody, on every topic, no matter the situation. I too am a google genius.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3769 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:26:19 PM

Do you know how environmentally devastating Canada's tar sands production is? We should not be participating in it.


Who gives a F? It's canada, let 5cats and the other canks decide what THEY want.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3769 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:23:25 PM

We're rich! Ha haaaa, BLACK GOLD! Time to move, I hear that "California is the place to be".

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14758 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:22:13 PM
If he were shooting that video from the back of a horse, he might be onto something. BTW, did anyone notice that the street was paved with asphalt? Does anyone here know where asphalt comes from?

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2059 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:17:05 PM
And if you think that driving a hybrid or electric car is more environmentally friendly, guess again. The production of such cars often adds more carbon emissions than a gas guzzlers. The emission given off by the production are not finally off-set until the car is driven about 80,000 miles.

.

And even then only if it receives all its power from a green source. 49% of U.S. electricity is generated using coal and if it from one of these plants the car still produces more pollution all around. link

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2059 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:11:49 PM
In the town of Baotou in Mongolia they even have a lake that has a smoldering black crust, that kills everything even bacteria, from all the run off chemicals from rare earth mineral production to fuel these green technologies. And this is done on a daily bases as a means of production, not just as an accident.



richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2059 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:10:14 PM
People May feel that oil is destructive and point to this as evidence. But like it or not, oil is here to stay. Nothing else comes close to oil when it comes to energy density, ease of handling, flexibility, convenience, cost, or scale.

I hear people screaming that "Green-energy" is so much better but if you look at it, it really isn't. Wind turbines, solar panels, and lithium batteries all require massive amounts of rare earth minerals like neodymium, that are mined almost exclusively from China. They are often mined by Chinese gangs that spraying the ground with tons of Sulfuric Acid that runs of into rivers and oceans or eaten by people who get food from polluted rice paddies.



Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:57:12 PM
They found elevated levels of PAHs and heavy metals in river water and snow downstream from mining operations.


Tap water has heavy metals in it, doesn't mean a glass is going to make me sick within the next 24 hours. Even if it is "elevated".

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:38:42 PM
That estimate only takes half of Athabasca's discharge.


Whoops looks like a made math error and underestimated.

Average discharge of river Athabasca: 623 cu m/s = 1.966E10 cu m/yr
So that estimate only takes a little over a quarter.

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3400 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:34:31 PM
"The oil sands where naturally contaminated with oil to begin with. All they are doing is extracting the oil out of them. The tailings are less toxic than the oil sand itself."

Oil sands leave toxic traces

"They found elevated levels of PAHs and heavy metals in river water and snow downstream from mining operations."

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:32:55 PM
which is roughly equivalent to what a city of 3 million people would require


As of 2011 Calgary has a little over 1 million. That estimate only takes half of Athabasca's discharge.

these tailings are expected to occupy 310 square kilometres, an area nearly the size of Vancouver.


Does seem large but the official city of Calgary is more than twice as large.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:12:01 PM
FoolsPrussia: The oil sands where naturally contaminated with oil to begin with. All they are doing is extracting the oil out of them. The tailings are less toxic than the oil sand itself.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:08:11 PM
FoolsPrussia: The Exxon pipeline in Arkansas is rather old, over 50 years old. I'm sure the EPA is there monitoring the whole leak. Exxon will be made to clean this up and it will be extensive, even as small as that release was.

I've personally seen the remediation and clean-up done at a similar leak, near where I used to live. Was put to work watching the pump station that leaked, per EPA rules. They had to dig away and remove all the effected soil, 10 feet deep by the way, and not only repair the pump but add additional monitoring equipment as well.

Mobil, the company involved in that spill, had to pay the farmer for his whole crop loss, bring in new soil and had to pay people like me to watch 24/7 to make sure it didn't happen again. There was also a large fine.

TheGuySmiley: It's likely this spill did not contaminate the water table, it probably contaminated the sewer system and contaminated soil will have to be removed.

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