The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #4

Posted on: Monday, June 11, 2012
Posted at: 2:20 AM

This is Update #4 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

  • Gord and Bonnie Johnston have abandoned their 23-hectare rural property after it was soaked with oil last week, following the Rangeland Pipeline System failure.   [ Article ]
  • Bruce Beattie, the Reeve of Mountain View County, one of the affected communities, says, “There have been briefings but we need straight answers from everybody in one room.”   [ Article ]
  • Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ]
  • Plains Midstream Canada says that the Rangeland Pipeline was not flowing at the time of the release and the volume of the oil spill is relatively small.   [ Article ]
  • Plains Midstream Canada says it will ensure that the impact to water and land is completely cleaned up. And that they will address any impacts this might have with landowners.   [ Article ]
  • Until further notice, the marina at Gleniffer Lake Resort has been closed, as have a number of campsites in the area.   [ Article ]


  • The Rangeland Pipeline System is made up of approximately 1285 kilometres of gathering and trunk pipelines.   [ Link ]
  • The majority of the Rangeland Pipeline System is approximately 50 years old.   [ Link ]
  • According to Google Maps, Jackson Creek is approximately 50 km from the Gleniffer Reservoir — where the booms have been set up to contain the oil spill. That means, the oil spill has travelled 50 km along the Red Deer River.   [ Map ]

Other Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates:

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