The National Energy Board (NEB) is responding to an incident that occurred on Monday, March 20 at an Enbridge storage facility in an industrial area of Strathcona County, Alberta. The incident resulted in oil flowing into a storm pond on an adjacent industrial site and then into a creek.
The source of the leak has been controlled and all of the oil has been contained. At this time, there is no estimate of the volume of oil that has been released.
There were no injuries, no fire, no evacuations and no risk to public safety.
NEB staff are on site and will verify that Enbridge conducts an adequate and appropriate clean-up and remediation of any environmental impacts caused by the incident.
Local, provincial and federal agencies have been notified.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a pipeline occurrence at a storage facility near Edmonton, Alberta. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest with safety as its primary concern. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE: The National Energy Board
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