No one knows what they screwed up when they injected hot steam under high pressure into the formation to produce the oil sands. Does that sound similar to the fracking process?
The oily goo is still leaking up to the surface from four locations and no one knows why it’s leaking or how to stop it. There is much speculation and finger pointing as to the cause. This speculation is particularly creepy and mirrows the speculation of many who live on the land where fracking occurs.
“There’s a pretty strong incentive for the company to portray this as a technical issue because technical issues can be fixed, unlike fundamental issues,” said Chris Severson-Baker, the managing director of the Pembina Institute, an environmental group based in Calgary, Alberta. But, Mr. Severson-Baker said, this leak, “calls into question how much knowledge the industry and the government have about the integrity of the cap rock before they allow these projects to proceed.”
Read more about the leak and see the river of black, oily goo at THIS LINK.