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AER issues formal order after pipeline leak near Fox Creek

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The Alberta Energy Regulator has formally ordered Trilogy Energy to contain and clean up its pipeline leak 15 kilometres northeast of Fox Creek.

The oil emulsion spill was discovered on October 6th, but the company still hasn’t confirmed how much has leaked. It’s estimated to cover three hectares of land, which is between four and five football fields in size.

Trilogy had originally said no wildlife had been impacted, but an update Friday confirms two birds were found in the area within the first 48 hours. No dead wildlife has been found since.

Operations on the line have already been suspended, and the leak contained. Clean up operations have been ongoing since it was discovered. As part of the A-E-R order, Trilogy will have to provide daily public updates on its website

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