Today, a “large swath” of Lac-Mégantic, a town in Quebec, was obliterated in explosions caused by crude oil that was being transported through the town. Large amounts of the crude oil also spilled into the Chaudiere River. The oil was being sent to Maine, to
The oil spill is estimated to have reached over 10,000 barrels in size so far, and the cleanup may take a long time indeed.
They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away.