Saturday, June 9, 2012

Major oil spill in the Red Deer River

Pristine river bank is contaminated by crude oil during major flooding event

Photo, videos and story by Helge Nome

A major oil spill occurred in the Red Deer River on Thursday, June 7. Reportedly originating in Jackson Creek, just north of Sundre, where a pipeline owned by Plains Midstream Canada is located, a large amount of light crude oil escaped into the Red Deer River and was washed into the Glennifer Lake reservoir many kilometers downstream. Evidence of the spill was plentiful along the high water mark of the Red Deer River, giving some idea of the size of the oil spill.
To see photo evidence of the spill, go to Alberta West Photos here

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