Oil spill in Saskatchewan: 10 counts for Husky Energy

News 27 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Monday, march 26, 2018 22:00

    Monday, march 26, 2018 22:00

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    LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan – The alberta company Husky Energy could be hurt by a fine of up to $ 1 million for his role in an oil spill which had contaminated the North Saskatchewan river in 2016.

    In a statement, Environment and climate Change Canada explained Monday, have filed nine charges last Thursday against the company for breaches of the fisheries Act and the Act, 1994 the migratory birds convention. Saskatchewan has also filed a charge under the act on the protection of the environment.

    In the case of the prosecution is provincial, the maximum value of the fine that could receive the business, if she is found guilty, is $1 million.

    In July 2016, the breakage of an oil pipeline resulted in a spill of approximately 225,000 gallons of oil into the North Saskatchewan river. Several cities is supplying water for drinking in the stream, including that of Prince Albert, had had to close their water treatment plant temporarily.

    The charges were filed following a joint investigation between the federal and Saskatchewan that was spread out over 19 months, said Environment Canada.

    A spokeswoman for Husky Energy, Mel Duvall, did not directly comment on the filing of the charges, but said the company accepts full responsibility in this incident. “We sincerely regret this happened and we are sorry to hear of the impact that it has had. We have worked hard to fix things and have learned a lot”, he said at the “Regina Leader-Post”.

    Representatives of the company are expected to Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Thursday, for the start of judicial proceedings.