Nexen pipeline spill site must be made ‘pristine,’ First Nation says- CBC

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Nexen pipeline spill site must be made ‘pristine,’ First Nation says- CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2015205 Views

Jul 19, 2015

Area fenced off to keep wildlife from millions of litres of emulsion

The clean up of a massive pipeline spill in northern Alberta must be conducted with the long-term future of
the land in mind, say area First Nations.

“Our biggest concern is the land,” said Byron Bates, a band councillor of the Fort McMurray First Nation, which sits about 10 kilometres from the five-million-litre spill of emulsion, a mix of bitumen, sand and water.

Bates said the area around the spill isn’t used as much for hunting, trapping and other traditional purposes as it was before industry built up on it.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/nexen-pipeline-spill-site-must-be-made-pristine-first-nation-says-1.3159350

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