Monday, July 20, 2015

Nexen Energy pipeline spill prompts environmental protection order


From:  CBC News



Alberta oil pipeline  clean-up covers area of 2 CFL football fields

Jul 18, 2015 4:53 PM MT


Alberta's energy regulator has issued an environmental protection order after a massive pipeline spill in the northern part of the province earlier this week. 

The order directs Nexen Energy to contain the spill, which saw five million litres of bitumen, sand and water released at the company's Long Lake oilsands facility near Fort McMurray. 

It also instructs Nexen to alert affected parties and develop a clean-up plan. 
In a public apology issued Friday, the Calgary-based company said that the spill had already been contained and was in the process of being cleaned up. MORE