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Oil Discovered in Aroostook River

| May 19, 2014

A petroleum sheen was discovered Monday on the Aroostook River near the Caribou Dam. According to Nick Archer of the Department of Environmental Protection, the oil discovery was at a culvert that dumps into the river just downstream from the dam. He adds that it was coming from the storm water system and not the […]

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Lac-Megantic Train Carrying Oil More Volatile Than Advertised.

| March 6, 2014

OTTAWA – The Transportation Safety Board says formal lab tests confirm the train that crashed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Que., last summer was carrying oil that was more volatile than advertised. The board says it was actually as flammable as gasoline. The board took oil samples from nine tank cars that were intact after the […]

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