A pipeline spill near Fox Creek in February 2012 has led to a $350,000 fine for the company responsible.
An operator at a Sinopec Daylight Energy operation reportedly bypassed emergency shutdown devices and didn’t reset them.
That led to a pressure build up in the pipeline, and nearly 400 cubic metres of process saline water was released, making its way into Marsh Head Creek.
As the employee didn’t check the site the next day, it also went undetected for nearly two days.
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Once it was discovered, cleanup started immediately, and remediation was done in June 2013.