Pipeline leaks 290,000 litres of oil and saltwater in northern Alberta

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[Should be pumped into the Alberta legislative chamber. See also: Regulator suspends oil and gas firm's licences after emergency number unattended. *RON*]

CBC News, 16 April 2018

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The Alberta Energy Regulator is reporting that a pipeline leaked about 100,000 litres of oil and 190,000 litres of salty produced water near Zama City in the far northwest corner of the province.

The AER says on its website that Calgary-based Paramount Resources Ltd. reported the leak last week from one of its pipelines about nine kilometres northeast of the community.

It says the leak was discovered by employees checking on a low-pressure alarm from the pipeline's leak detection system.

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And, from 2013: Apache Canada's Zama Pipeline Spills 9.5 Million Litres Of Industrial Waste Water

The regulator says the pipeline has been isolated and depressurized and cleanup is underway.

It says the leak affected an area about 200 metres by 200 metres but no water bodies were involved and it appears no wildlife was affected.

Zama City is 900 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.