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A pipeline leak is extremely unlikely and TransCanada has never spilled a single drop of oil into a waterway in over 65 years of transporting energy. That being said, dilbit oil behaves the same way as conventional crude oil, which floats on water. All oil does have the potential to sink if it is allowed to stay in the water for an extended period of time. Cleaning up dilbit poses the same challenges as cleaning up conventional oil. Swift clean-up is crucial, and in both cases the environmental and site conditions determine the best procedures and equipment to use.

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