"Enbridge Elk Point Spill Pumps About 230,000 Litres Of Heavy Crude"
"ELK POINT, Alberta -- There's been another oil spill in Alberta, this time northeast of Edmonton."
"The Energy Resources Conservation Board says the leak of heavy crude oil happened Monday at a pumping station on Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Athabasca pipeline about 24 kilometres southeast of Elk Point.
Enbridge estimates about 230,000 litres has leaked, but the ERCB's Darin Barter said Tuesday that amount hasn't been confirmed.
'It's a significant size spill,' said Barter. 'Any amount of crude oil out of a pipeline is significant to us. Obviously we've had a number of pipeline incidents in the past short while and we're monitoring cleanup on them and we have a number of investigations underway.'
Barter said the pumping station — a 12-year-old facility which is in the middle of a field — has been isolated. He also said the oil has not spilled into any waterways, nor were there any evacuations or injuries due to the leak."Source: Canadian Press, 06/20/2012