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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:12:49 AM

First Nations near Cold Lake, AB, are angry an oilsands company is draining a lake close to their home without consulting them

Canadian Natural Resources is emptying 2/3 of the lake in an effort to stop a bitumen leak from its oil production plant

Cecil Janvier, a member of the Cold Lake First Nation, says he has never supported oilsands production

More than 1.5M L of bitumen — a mixture of oil sands, heavy crude and water — has leaked on CNRL's Cold Lake Site. So much, so fast, Alberta Environment ordered CNRL to drain the lake near Janvier's home immediately

Trevor Gemmell, with AB Environment, says it was an emergency, and because it was an order, no consultation with the First Nation was required

Janvier says draining the lake isn't acceptable

CNRL is aiming to refill the lake
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:36:09 PM

Correction - it used to be a lake.
zuess28
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:46:21 AM

If there is a problem you have to fix it.
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:33:12 PM

uh oh...
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:36:37 PM

So where does all the pollution that is in the lake end up????
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:24:24 PM

No alternative?
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:23:15 PM

"Remind me why I care?"

Umm, because environmental damage like this will drive added costs to production, eventually driving gas prices up? Or are you more interested in "top ten" articles?
madison8359
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:20:20 PM

Remind me why I care?
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:15:36 PM

Reported last Tuesday by other media. Why did it take CBC this long to get around to reporting it?
markcayer
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:00:31 PM

too little too late. The pollution is already done.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:55:13 PM

Quite a drastic action to be taken without broad communication.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:39:49 PM

Sounds like oil company Standard Operating Procedure--do what you want to do and everyone and everything else be damned.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:38:53 PM

Yikes!
bills299
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:30:12 PM

Wow!
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:11:19 PM

humblepie wrote:
i commentid on this story last week, and its back again ?
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:05:15 PM

Where's it go??????
tnfran
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:05:15 PM

Another 'black eye' to oil production.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:05:08 PM

i commentid on this story last week, and its back again ?
gaswatchON
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:49:41 AM

This is another example of people in the government NOT doing their job when these tailing ponds were first setup. They were told years ago that they were leaking and they denied it was happening NOW IT'S AN EMERGENCY! Way to go government people, you should be put in jail, you were paid to watch this and took kick-backs to ignore the problem.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:47:07 AM

Hope this works out with few unintended consequences.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:41:31 AM

I woudl be just as upset if not more.
Hawg1408
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:38:34 AM

They need to manage environmental issues better!!
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:13:16 AM

More damage to oil sands reputations
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