Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vandalism causes 30,000 litre oil leak,, Canada - 12th Oct 2011

Fairview RCMP have released information about vandalism at a CNRL facility near the B.C. border that has resulted in over 30,000 litres of oil leaking into the area.

Sometime between Sunday October 2 and Monday October 3, Canadian Natural Resources Limited reported to the Fairview RCMP that one of their facilities was subject to mischief.

The facility is located in the Clear Prairie area north of Highway 64 close to the B.C./Alberta border.

The RCMP believe one or more suspects used specialized tools to open two valves and remove a plug. Approximately 30,000 litres of oil and water leaked from the pipe and contaminated the area.

The RCMP state the spill was contained to a small area and Alberta Environment and the Energy Resources Conservation Board have been called into help with the investigation.

According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board, the spill has been contained to the site and CNRL is currently cleaning up and repairing the facility.

At this time, the RCMP is looking for the public’s help. You can contact the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-2211 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Source