Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Will help a little bit with the whole Strait of Hormuz thing.



Skeletal remains unearthed near Suncor leak

The discovery happened Friday on the west side of Suncor Energy property, according to Mike Saunders, a Commerce City Police Department spokesman.

Workers at the property were doing “hydro-excavation” work, moving earth with high-pressure hoses, when they uncovered human bones, said Suncor spokeswoman Brandy Radey.

via Skeletal remains unearthed in Commerce City near Suncor refinery – The Denver Post.

Company spokesman was tight lipped about what work was being done when the corpse was found. Reporters apparently didn’t ask. The skeleton was unearthed in the same general location as the leak into Sand Creek.

See Suncor Refinery Benzene Still in Platte River and Denver: Taste the Benzene

James Hamilton on Costs and benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline
December 19, 2011, 05:16
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Econbrowser: Costs and benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline.

TransCanada gas pipeline in ‘death spiral’
December 17, 2011, 13:23
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Fixed or increasing costs, declining revenue.

From the Toronto Star,

LA Times on Suncor ooze

What's in black ooze near Colorado river? Benzene and a mystery –

The short article passes over some choice tidbits, the fact that the health dept. knew about this for a month and did nothing until a fisherman wrote about the spill on his blog, that the dudes at the nearby water treatment plant had to wear respirators due to mystery fumes for a week but nobody thought to trace the source, etc.

Suncor spill ignored for a month until fisherman writes about it on blog
November 30, 2011, 05:03
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Update for pipeline haters: This is apparently a ruptured underground pipeline, and a PR disaster.

Sludge in the N. Platte at Sand Creek confluence ignored. State Health Dept. records tell the story.

Denver Post, Nov. 30, 2011