News Release 2012-06-19

 

News Release 2012-06-19

News Release 2012-06-19 (NR2012-05)

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ERCB responding to Enbridge pipeline pumping station release

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Jun 19, 2012)… The ERCB is responding to a release that occurred on Monday, June18, 2012, at a pumping station on Enbridge Inc.’s Athabasca pipeline located approximately 24 kilometres southeast of Elk Point.

Enbridge estimates a release of approximately 230 m3 of heavy crude oil. The ERCB has not confirmed this estimate.

The pipeline has been shut in and the pumping station has been isolated. No waterways are impacted and cleanup is underway. There were no injuries or no evacuations as a result of the release. All appropriate agencies have been notified.

The ERCB is investigating and will continue to work with the company, and other agencies to ensure that all appropriate clean up and mitigation measures are taking place.

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For more information, please contact:

Darin Barter
Phone: 403-681-0946
E-mail: Darin.Barter@ercb.ca
Media line: 1-855-474-6356

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