Pipeline in NW Alberta leaks 100,000 litres contaminated water. More AER Media deflection? Keep the public, community of Fox Creek and summer campers unaware of much more serious, potentially life-threatening, 460,000 litres leak/spill/frac hit? at Sprocket Energy’s abandoned sour gas well near Smoke Lake Provincial Park and campground?

Why media reporting on two much smaller spills, but not on Sprocket Energy’s sour gas spill/leak/frac hit? at Frac Frenzy Quakin’ and a Shakin’ Fox Creek that did affect a water body and that AER issued a serious order against Sprocket for?

Important 2017 reference:

New Study: Sulfide-producing bacteria dominate hydraulically fractured shale oil & gas wells. “An estimated 70% of waterflooded reservoirs world-wide have soured.”

Sour Gas damages the brain, even at very low levels:

1. Exposure to levels below 10 ppm permanently damage the human brain

2. Harm from levels below 10 ppm by Worksafe Alberta

3. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) LOW LEVEL HEALTH HARM WARNINGS:

Sour Gas Concentration (ppm)



Odor threshold (when rotten egg smell is first noticeable to some). …


Prolonged exposure may cause nausea, tearing of the eyes, headaches or loss of sleep. Airway problems (bronchial constriction) in some asthma patients.

Frac Hit at Fox Creek? Wanna bet industry’s pet lamb, AER, will issue no fine? 460,000 litres fluids & contaminated water spews forth from abandoned Sprocket Energy Corp well 6 km SW of Fox Creek, Nothing reported in the media!

Pipeline spill in northwest Alberta releases 100,000 litres of contaminated water, AER monitoring clean up says no bodies of water or wildlife were affected by spill by CBC News, Jul 22, 2019

A pipeline spill in northwest Alberta last week that released 100,000 litres of water laden with salt and hydrocarbons is being cleaned up.

The spill, about 45 kilometres southeast of Peace River, happened Wednesday from a pipeline owned by Calgary-based Baytex Energy, the Alberta Energy Regulator reported Monday.

In a news release Monday, Baytex said it implemented its emergency response plan immediately, contained the spill and has made significant progress in the cleanup.

What caused the release is still under investigation, Baytex said.

The AER said it is monitoring the cleanup and is reporting no bodies of water or wildlife has been affected by the spill.

Refer also to:

Why is 320,000 litre spill 36 km NE of Swan Hills splashed all over the media, but not the bigger 460,000 litre spill in AER’s Frac Frenzy Blanket Approval Pilot Project 6 km from Town of Fox Creek? Because it was a frac hit? AER instructing media to deflect concerned Canadians in another direction?

2016 07 14: Alberta averages two crude oil spills a day for decades and all the AER can do is “urge” companies to improve detection of leaks?

2007 08 06: Alberta oil spills, blowouts double in past year

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