Northern BC town recalls catastrophic pipeline spill that fouled drinking water
As Enbridge's Kalamazoo oil spill makes headlines, a town in northeastern B.C. remembers the catastrophic 2000 Pembina Pipeline spill that fouled Chetwynd's drinking water. The equivalent of 500 bathtubs of crude oil spilled into the Pine River. Daybreak replays archival news reports of the recovery efforts. And we get an update from the man who was mayor during the spill, who believes the river has never recovered.
Half of Canada's energy pipelines run through British Columbia. That's 35,000 kilometres of pipelines. Most transport gas. But 3,000 kms of BC's pipelines - including the Pembina Pipeline that leaked a dozen years ago -- carry crude oil.
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