Alberta Energy Regulator lays charges against Tidewater Midstream for acidic water release

Alberta Energy Regulator logo. (Contributed graphic)

The Alberta Energy Regulator has laid charges against Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. for a release of acidic water that flowed into a central Alberta creek.

The release occurred in October 2019 at Tidewater’s Ram River sour gas processing plant near Rocky Mountain House.

The 10 charges, which fall under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, are related to:

  • Releasing a substance to the environment that caused or may have caused an adverse effect;
  • Failing to report the release of the substance as soon as possible;
  • Failing to take all reasonable measures to repair, remedy and confine the effects of the substance;
  • Contravening approval conditions.

Tidewater’s first court appearance will be on Dec. 8 in Rocky Mountain House. To ensure Tidewater’s right to a fair prosecution, the AER cannot release any further details.

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