Crews cleaning up pipeline leak north of Grande Prairie

The company has said preliminary estimates suggest approximately 950 barrels were released over an area about 1.5 hectares 90 kilometres northwest of Manning. It says more than 60 people are working to clean up the spill.

The news release doesn’t specify what the construction equipment was doing near the pipeline or whether it was associated with the pipeline’s operation or maintenance, and no one from the company could be immediately reached to elaborate.

The Plains Midstream news release says it has conducted an assessment that has found no effect to wildlife.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.