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Zama City Spill: Canadian Environmental Agency Waited 11 Days To Tell Public

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posted on Jun, 16 2013 @ 02:56 PM
Did a search, didn't see this posted.

Alberta's environmental regulatory agency waited 11 days to tell the public about what many are calling the biggest wastewater spill in recent North American history.

The spill occurred about 12 miles northeast of Zama City in the Canadian province, and was first seen on June 1 by a plane belonging to Texas-based Apache Corp., the oil and gas company that operates the ruptured pipeline.

Although Apache notified Alberta's Energy Resources Conservation Board the same day, the agency waited until June 12 to release a public statement.

And the best part is, they're playing the ignorance card:

"There was no indication that [the spill] was even remotely close to the volume it turned out to be," Curran said. "You can't just eyeball it. It's basically a marsh, and it took [Apache] quite some time to delineate the area and determine the depth of the water."

So is he trying to claim that the volume of wastewater going from point A to point B is not monitored? Come on now.

Just another example of keeping the public in the dark, 'for their protection'
edit on 16-6-2013 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 16 2013 @ 04:05 PM
Its been brought to my attention that a thread on this already exists here:

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