There has been another oil spill in Saskatchewan. The Environment Ministry says 200,000 liters of oil spilled just north of Stoughton Friday, on the Ocean Man First Nation.
The government says the spill is contained, and oil is not leaking into any creeks or streams.
The clean-up started Saturday. The pipeline is owned and operated by Tundra Energy.
Doug MacKnight with the Ministry of Economy says there is less than 50 cubic meters left to be removed in the soil.
The company is leading the clean-up efforts, but there are two other major pipelines in the area.
“The company is required to remediate and reclaim that site back to it’s previous state so there is some work out ahead of the company,” MacKnight said.
The province says the actual source of the leak is not known yet, and won’t be until the site is excavated and the break location has been confirmed.
The oil did not enter any area creeks, and 170-thousand litres of it has been recovered, says Macknight.
MacKnight says the province is unsure about the use of that land affected.
He says discussions are underway regarding compensation to those affected in that region
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This past summer, an oil spill resulted in over 225,000 liters of oil spilling into the North Saskatchewan River.