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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:07 PM

America has a new word to learn: Dilbit.

Must Read: Investigation Reveals True Hazards Of Piping Tar Sands Across America
By Stephen Lacey on Jul 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm


America has a new word to learn: Dilbit.
Dilbit, short for diluted bitumen, is a combination of tar sands crude (bitumen) and dangerous liquid chemicals like benzene (the dilutant) used to thin crude so it can be piped to refineries.

And there is a lot of it being piped into America ó in some cases through the backyards of communities that donít even know itís there.

The U.S. imports around half a million barrels of bitumen a day from Canadaís tar sands. According to the Sierra Club, if Keystone XL backers get their way, that number may grow to 1.5 million barrels per day.

A must-read investigation released this week by Inside Climate News illustrates ...

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/01/509026/must-read-investigation-reveals-true-hazards-of-piping-tar-sands-across-america/


The Climate Progress write-up is a good summary, but if you want to go straight to the original 8 page investigative article, it is here:
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120626/dilbit-diluted-bitumen-enbridge-kalamazoo-river-marshall-michigan-oil-spill-6b-pipeline-epa

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. Preparing for animated commercials showing how Dilbits are our Friends!

 

You know what I mean...



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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:38 PM

2. Oh, what the hell could possibly go wrong ?

Thanks for the info.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. ' proprietary information'

I am getting real sick of corporations using this term to hide behind
If they want to do business in this country then the people have the righ to know what is in their neighborhoods.

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