Re: Trans Mountain ‘pipeline is going to get built’: Trudeau dismisses B.C.’s bitumenFeb 3rd, 2018
Bitumen Doesn't Float
Study debunks Enbridge claims that oil sands crude spill is standard clean-up
Some diluted bitumen products will sink in fresh and brackish marine waters in less than 26hours following a tanker spill or accident at a marine terminal.
That's the conclusion of new report by Jeff Short, a highly respected U.S. environmental chemist who worked with for National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for decades.
Short directed much of the groundbreaking research on the impact of the Exxon Valdez spill on aquatic life. His research found that oil's toxic properties lasted as long as two decades in marine waters.
The scientist's bitumen study ("Susceptibility of Diluted Bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands to Sinking in Water"), was filed by the Gitxaala Nation to the National Energy Board last March and directly contradicts testimony by Enbridge hired guns during the Northern Gateway hearings.
I don't see how anyone could possibly object to a scientific study into it.
I don;t see how anyone can possibly ship that shit without definitive knowledge.