Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Suncor refinery benzene still in the Platte River

From a new article by Bruce Finley in the Denver Post.

Yes, this is Denver drinking water. They don’t even know where the leak is.



LA Times on Suncor ooze

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

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