A new time-lapse video from the Center for Biological Diversity brings frightening visualization to the 8,000 U.S. pipeline “incidents,” i.e. spills and explosions, since 1986 that have brought death and destruction to the US.
According to the data, since 1986 there have been nearly 8,000 incidents (nearly 300 per year on average), resulting in more than 500 deaths (red dots on the video), more than 2,300 injuries (yellow dots on the video), and nearly $7 billion in damage. Since 1986 pipeline accidents have spilled an average of 76,000 barrels per year or more than 3 million gallons. This is equivalent to 200 barrels every day.