The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #5

Posted on: Monday, June 11, 2012
Posted at: 9:41 PM

This is Update #5 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

  • Plains Midstream Canada still continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ]
  • Plains Midstream Canada says most of the Red Deer River oil spill has been been contained.   [ Article ]
  • Plains Midstream Canada has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12th) @ 1PM to update the public on the situation.   [ Article ]
  • Fears are growing regarding the long-term damage to one of Province of Alberta’s premier sport-fishing destinations.   [ Article ]
  • The actual environmental impact of the Red Deer River oil spill will remain to be seen, and the same can be said for the political impact.   [ Article ]
  • Kelsey Kure, who lives on about 2 kilometres of waterfront along the affected part of the Red Deer River, says, “There has to be a study done to determine the effects of this. You can’t just go on pretending that nothing happened, that there are no impacts.”   [ 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 ]

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