Estimate of Seal Field petroleum spill now 17,000 barrels
"About 17,000 barrels of petroleum product spilled into the muskeg at Murphy Oil’s heavy oil operations in the Seal Field 80 kilometres southeast of Peace River.
The company reported a much smaller spill Friday (about 87 barrels) of condensate. But over the weekend, the leaks at three spots along a pipeline were discovered to be much larger.
The leaks of natural gas condensate “occurred over an extended period of time” and the company is still trying to determine details, says the release.
“The extent and duration of the release is subject of ongoing assessment,” says the company release."
"The spill occurred in a remote area and the company is using boreholes to test if subsurface layers have been affected.
The company provided no details of how a cleanup will be done in the remote forested area, or how the leaking pipeline was discovered.
The AER says it is up to the company to devise a cleanup plan."
Let us not forget about all these other unreported pipeline spills in Alberta, the below list all occurred in a one month period.
625,000 litres of Toxic Crud Spilled in Alberta in the Month of October Alone, Canada`s and British Columbia`s Media Dead Silent, Reported Nothing
Over 625,000 Litres of toxic crap spilled in Alberta in the month of October. Not one Mainstream media reports it.
Oct 5, 2014 – Nexen Energy ULC – 2.5Km SouthWest of Kinosis – 5,800 litres of Toxic water
Oct 5, 2014 – Cenovus Energy Inc – 56Km East of Brooks – 9,800 litres of Toxic water
Oct 5, 2014 – Nexen Energy ULC – 41Km SouthEast of Ft. McMurray – 13,000 litres of Condensate
Oct 10, 2014 – Husky Oil – 30Km SouthEast of Vermilion – 50,000 litres of Crude oil and 25,000 litres of toxic water
Oct 13, 2014 – Arc Resources – 5Km North of Redwater – 150,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 11, 2014 – TAQA North Ltd – 44Km SouthWest of Spirit River – 24,000 litres of Crude oil
Oct 14, 2014 – Whitecap Resources Inc – 37Km NorthWest of Sexsmith – 10,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 15, 2014 – Penn West Petroleum Ltd -14Km SouthEast of Slave Lake – 52,000 litres Crude oil
Oct 14, 2014 – Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd – 26Km NorthWest of Vauxhall – 8,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 17, 2014 – TAQA North Ltd – 32Km NorthWest of Rocky Mountain House – 18,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 21, 2014 – Harvest Operations Corp – 20Km East of Galahad – 200,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 26, 2014 – Apache Canada Ltd -9Km East of Zama City – 50,000 litres of Toxic water
Total = Over 625,000 Litres of toxic crap spilled in Alberta for just the month of October and not one Mainstream media reports about it.
If you wish to read any of the incident reports please click HERE
Pipelines, fracking and bitumen, major issues in BC`s civic elections and our top-notch sleuthing media has gone silent..
Nothing from Global B.C.....nothing from CTV..nothing from CKNW, even though I sent the links to CKNW news tips, and to Shane Woodford...Sent this information to Mike Eckord
Still nothing, if this isn`t proof of a corrupted corporate bought media I don`t know what is..
Keith Baldrey, Tom Fletcher, Vaughn Palmer should be ashamed of themselves, but they aren`t, they pat each other on the back and polish each other`s resume..
Ezra Levant and Sunnew endless fracking promotion, claims no spills happen, claims no drinking water ever contaminated..
Not reporting any of these spills is tantamount to corporate capitulation..No, it`s a dereliction of duty, a failure of journalistic standards, a complete betrayal of the public`s right to know, especially when LNG and pipelines are prominent election issues...
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