Curious black bear opens pipeline valve cover; causes oil spill in N.W.T.

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    FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. (CP) - A curious black bear caused an oil spill near this town in the Northwest Territories, say officials.

    About 12,000 litres of oil, equal to about a dozen household tanks, leaked out after the animal accidentally opened a valve at an Enbridge Pipelines site.

    Nick Larter, a biologist for the Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development in the Deh Cho, said bears are naturally curious and especially like to play with anything soft and rubbery.
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