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Wildfires Force Mass Evacuation of Alberta Oil Sands Staff

Posted by feww on May 27, 2015

Wildfires force suspension of tenth of Alberta’s oil sands output

Statoil Canada, MEG Energy  and Cenovus Energy have evacuated hundreds of oil sands staff from three projects—Christina Lake, Narrows Lake and  Leismer—in NE Alberta, as raging wildfires threaten the major oil-producing region.

“At least 233,000 barrels per day of oil sands production, nine per cent of Alberta’s total oil sands output, has been suspended in Alberta’s northeast because of the fire risk, said a report.

ALBERTA WILDFIRE Update – May 26, 2015 @ 10:00hrs

  • At least 19 out-of-control wildfires and 50 other forest fires are raging across the province, as of update, A total of 55 wildfires were sparked on Monday, most by lightning.
  • States of Emergency have been declared for several towns due to the fires.
  • A 200-hectare wildfire forced evacuation of approximately 5,000 residents of Wabasca.
  • The fiercest fires include
    1. 10km  from the hamlet of Wabasca.
    2. 22km east of Slave Lake (see also Slave Lake Hit by Back-to-Back Disasters).
    3. 40km  NW of Cold Lake (see also Another Dark Day for Global Climate, Environment).
  • Alberta has experienced 687 wildfires that have burned 18,435.22 hectares between April 1 and May 26, 2015, according to the latest government update.
  • Officials have evacuated several towns threatened by fires throughout the province.
  • Alberta has deployed more than 1,300 wildland fire crews and about 100 aircraft to control the fires.
  • Alberta has declared a province-wide fire ban.

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Purpose of Business to Enrich Lives?

Posted by feww on August 3, 2013

Buried Under 30 Feet of Oil Sands Waste

The Koch Brothers Have Buried an Area the Size of a City Block Under 30 Feet of Oil Sands Waste: Report

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Photo credit: Ruth Germain/Petroleum Coke Awareness

Petcoke cloud from storm July 27, 2013

Storm sweeping through Detroit/ Windsor area spawns a huge cloud of petcoke dust along the Detroit riverfront over the city and to Windsor, Canada.

The petroleum coke waste has been described as “the dirtiest residue from the dirtiest oil on earth.”

Recent Links to Detroit Entries

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events Headlines – 31 March 2013

Posted by feww on March 31, 2013

Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline leaks 10,000 barrels of Canadian oil in Arkansas

More than 10,000 barrels of Canadian Wabasca heavy crude oil, described as “oil sands,” has leaked from Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower city, Arkansas.

The incident is categorized as a “major spill” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 22 homes near the rupture point have been evacuated.

Exxon has shut down the pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas, said a report.

“The Arkansas spill was the second incident this week where Canadian crude has spilled in the United States. On Wednesday, a train carrying Canadian crude derailed in Minnesota, spilling 15,000 gallons of oil.”

U.K. reports coldest Easter Sunday on record

Easter Sunday was the coldest Easter day on record, with the lowest temperature dipping to -12.5ºC (9.5ºF) in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands, said a report.

Average U.K. temperatures for this time of year are between 10ºC and 13ºC, said the UK Met Office, adding that the entire month of March has been provisionally declared the coldest since 1962.

Report on Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam locked out for 30 years

“THOUSANDS of internal documents obtained during investigations by Queensland’s $15 million public inquiry into floods and the operation of Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam are being withheld from public access and scrutiny for 30 years by the state government.”

Deadly floods wreak havoc in Mauritius capital Port Louis

At least 10 people have died after a sudden extreme rain event triggered flash flooding in the Mauritian capital Port Louis (population: ~ 150,000), officials have said.

Some 152mm (6in) of rain fell in less than an hour, causing chaos in the city, reports said.


1,077 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,077 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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