A Calgary-based oil company reports that more than 100,000 liters of oil and water leaked down a hill into a Southern Alberta Marsh. Oil mixed with produced water and resulted in activation of the company’s response plan.
The company said on Monday that the spill was detected on Saturday afternoon.
The report also said that "impact on wildlife is currently being assessed by specialists on site but appears to have been minimal. Crews have physically contained the spilled fluids from causing further contamination and have already recovered a significant volume of the released fluid from the surface."
Farmland affected is currently not being used for pasture and landowners have visited the location.
The leak was detected within a few hours of when it began by staff monitoring pipeline pressure and appears to have come from where a feeder pipeline leaves oil-testing facilities, said CEO Colin Davies.
Initial estimates put the spill at 250,000 liters but was later decreased to between 100,000 and 200,000 liters.