Oil spill clean up continues on Alaska Highway

Clean up efforts continue near Mile 91 of the Alaska Highway after a spill of oil emulsion.

The Ministry of Environment says it received a report from Canadian Natural Resources about a spill of oil emulsion at Inga Field near Inga Lake on Sept. 7. Between 5,000 to 7,000 litres of oil emulsion was lost to ground, and due to heavy rains, the sheen migrated to a ditch along the highway.

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"Environmental crews and a spill response trailer were mobilized to the area and mitigation measures were put in place to contain the sheen," a ministry spokesperson said. "Local Environmental Emergency Response Officers were notified of the incident, attended the scene and continue to monitor."

A spokesperson for CNRL said “the product is fully contained and clean-up activities are advancing well.”

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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