Alberta farmer to be compensated for oily water spill, The clean-up is underway after thousands of litres spilled into a canola field east of Red Deer, Alberta by The Canadian Press, August 23, 2012, CTV News
An Alberta energy company plans to fully compensate the farmer who owns a canola field where thousands of litres of oily water leaked earlier this week. … Darin Barter of Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board said he can’t confirm the size of the spill until the agency’s investigation is complete. But licencing documents show the line was carrying produced water containing three per cent oil. “The water isn’t fresh water. It’s not something you want on a field,” Barter said. “That’s why we’re certainly encouraging Penn West, and overseeing the clean-up, to get it off the ground as quickly as possible.” Moffatt said he’s not sure if the farmer will be able to harvest the crop. There will be compensation for any damage both from the spill and the company’s clean-up efforts.
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