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Undetected broken rail led to fiery  train derailment in Saskatchewan: report

Undetected broken rail led to fiery train derailment in Saskatchewan: report

Oct 5, 2023 | 4:11pm
A Transportation Safety Board of Canada report says an undetected broken rail led to a fiery train derailment in Saskatchewan in 2019 that spilled about 1.77 million litres of oil.  The Canadian Pacific Railway train, which had 101 cars mostly filled with oil, had been loaded in Alberta and was headed to Oklahoma.  Just after midnight, the train was travelling east […]

Oil from Co-Op refinery leaks into city sewers

May 30, 2020 | 11:45am

Weather is being blamed for an incident May 22 where an unknown amount of oil from the Co-Op refinery spilled into city sewers. In a statement from Federated Co-Op, the company says the issue was detected May 22 when analysis showed irregularities.  The early investigation shows strong, sustained winds leading up to May 22 resulted […]

Guernsey train derailment led to 1.2 million litres of oil spilled

Feb 11, 2020 | 12:42pm

  The Saskatchewan government says about 1.2 million litres of oil spilled during a fiery train derailment in a rural area last week. The amount of oil recovered is still being determined, but a significant portion was burned off, the province’s Environment Ministry said in an email Tuesday. The Canadian Pacific Railway freight train jumped […]

Pipeline leak sends 40,000 litres of crude oil in central Alberta creek

Aug 19, 2019 | 6:30am

A pipeline leak in central Alberta has sent 40-thousand litres of crude oil into a creek that feeds into the North Saskatchewan River, the source of Edmonton’s water supply. Calgary-based Bonterra says it discovered the rupture into Washout Creek on Thursday, and has placed additional booms where the creek meets the river as an extra […]

Oil spill in Moose Jaw

Jul 19, 2019 | 5:50am

The clean-up is on in Moose Jaw after oil was discovered in the creek near the Hillcrest Golf Course Wednesday morning. In a release from the City issued Wednesday afternoon, the oil, which was unused motor oil, was discovered in the creek near Main Street North and got into the creek through a storm drain […]