Enbridge responds to incident at Edmonton Terminal
Water Management at Edmonton Terminal
Information Update: March 23, 2017
Enbridge remains focused on clean-up from the release of approximately 10m3 of synthetic crude from a valve on a tank at its Edmonton Terminal in Strathcona County.
Virtually all of the released product was contained to industrial property and final clean-up activities are underway. A light sheen was carried beyond Enbridge’s facility by spring runoff and has been contained. Enbridge remains focused on water management related to spring runoff.
Air quality monitoring has now been discontinued as monitoring to date has shown no air quality impact. There has also been no impact to wildlife.
Enbridge continues to work cooperatively with regulators to investigate the cause of this incident.
Recovered product at Edmonton Terminal
Information Update: March 21, 2017
Enbridge’s response to an incident at our Edmonton Terminal is progressing well and almost all of the released product has been recovered. Virtually all of this product – synthetic crude – had been contained on industrial facilities in Strathcona County.
A very light sheen that had been carried beyond these facilities from spring runoff has also been contained and is being recovered.
Air quality and environmental monitoring has been initiated and there is no risk to the public. Enbridge is working cooperatively with regulators to investigate the cause of this incident.
An estimated release volume is not available at this time.
March 20, 2017
Enbridge is actively responding to a release that occurred the afternoon of Monday, March 20th from a tank valve at our Edmonton Terminal. Safety of the public and protection of the environment are our top priorities.
Crews are onsite in an area near the Terminal in Strathcona County and are using boom to contain the synthetic crude oil and recover it with vacuum trucks.
Some of the product flowed off Enbridge's property onto a neighboring industrial site via a drainage ditch and was carried along by spring runoff into an unnamed creek, where it has been stopped and contained. An estimated release volume is not available at this time.
Air quality and environmental monitoring has been initiated and there is no risk to the public. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Enbridge has notified the regulators and is working cooperatively to investigate this incident.