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Oil spill near Blackfalds being cleaned up

There was an oil spill just outside of Blackfalds earlier this week.

Vesta Energy Ltd. experienced a pipeline release of oil during construction activities on a well site about six kilometres out of town around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

“The pipeline was immediately depressurized and isolated. There were no injuries,” a company release said.

The size of the spill is estimated at 10 cubic metres and is being cleaned up. The release states there is no impact to wildlife and watercourses.

“Vesta is working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to determine the cause. Nearby landowners have been notified.”



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