Mensual archives: September 2015

Service station fire caused by a spider

    An individual wanted to frighten a spider while filling up his vehicle. He tried to set fire to the spider with his lighter and, at the same time, ignited the gasoline fumes. He wanted to remove the fuel nozzle which aggravated the situation and set fire to the gas pump. He decided to…
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A Nexen pipeline spills five million liters of bitumen

  On July 16, 2015, a Nexan pipeline located near the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, dumped approximately 5 million gallons of a mixture of bitumen, sand and water. The cause of the failure has not yet been revealed. Usually, leaks are detected immediately but for some reason, the system did not work. The spill…
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