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DilbitDiluted bitumen
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Water is less likely to drop out at lower velocities when entrained in heavier crude such as dilbit as compared to typical light crude.
The NEB dealt with the ocean spill issue - always the most serious environmental risk factor - by accepting at face value Kinder Morgan-sponsored laboratory-based research claiming that dilbit would float rather than sink, permitting relatively easy cleanup.
Spilled pipeline dilbit is a clean-up nightmare, and bringing more bitumen to market is difficult to justify in a country committed to doing its part to prevent climate warming beyond 1.5[degrees]C.
Like all petroleum oils, dilbit and the chemicals in it can be just as potentially hazardous to people and wildlife as any other type of crude oil and the report notes that mono-aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene "are often associated with acute toxicity" in aquatic life.
Line 9 has been carrying imported conventional oil for over a decade, but if the reversal is approved, the pipeline will carry dilbit eastwards.
"Somewhere along the line, you're working with the elements of a story and suddenly realize you have something," White said, noting that the Dilbit disaster series also won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and was a finalist in the environmental reporting category for the Scripps Howard Awards.
If built, the pipeline each day could carry more than 800,000 barrels of diluted bitumen, or dilbit, from Canada to refineries along the US Gulf Coast.
Another fact is that in 2010 it was exactly this kind of corrosion that caused the release of Tar Sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") into the Kalamazoo River, the largest inland spill in US history.
that "blended bitumen" exports, which includes both Dilbit and
Under the agreement Willbros will construct approximately 1.3km of dual NPS 30 dilbit and diluent pipelines, fibre optic conduit and other appurtenant facilities.