Alberta sour gas well blowout still not capped: Encana

Workers in northern Alberta are still fighting to control a blowout at a well that has been venting toxic sour gas and other chemicals since Monday.

FOX CREEK — Workers in northern Alberta are still fighting to control a blowout at a well that has been venting toxic sour gas and other chemicals since Monday.

A spokesman for well owner Encana (TSX:ECA) says crews are opening a second route to the site, located 18 kilometres from the community of Fox Creek.

Jay Averill says that will give crews more room to work and let them onto the site more efficiently.

Averill says monitoring data shows levels of poisonous hydrogen sulphide are well beneath those that would pose a health risk.

The province’s energy regulator says waterways or wildlife have not been affected.

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