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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Can Alberta Sands oil be transported on the St. Lawrence without risk?

Feb 10, 2015 — Crude oil from the Midwest is moving by pipeline and rail across the U.S., including parts of the North Country. Some companies are interested in shipping oil to East Coast refineries by way of the St. Lawrence River.
 Unidentified ship SLR

At a conference organized last weekend by the Thousand Islands-based group, Save the River, environmentalists voiced concern over the potential of a catastrophic oil spill.
 Continue reading NCPR story

The Devastating 1976 NEPCO 140 Oil Spill 

In the foggy early morning hours of June 23, 1976, the tug Eileen C, pushing the NEPCO 140 barge filled with crude oil, ran aground in the American Narrows off Wellesley Island in the heart of the St. Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands region. Upon running aground, the barge ruptured two tanks and began leaking oil. Backing off the rock and resuming its upriver journey, the barge again ran aground four miles further upriver and ruptured another tank at Mason Point near Clayton, NY.
Continue reading Save the River fact sheet

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