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Oil spill cleanup cost in Saskatchewan now $107M: Husky Energy

Husky Energy says the cost to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River was $107-million.
Husky Energy says the cost to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River was $107-million. Jason Franson / The Canadian Press

The cost to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River has risen to $107 million, Husky Energy reported on Friday.

A Husky spokesperson said that is the total cost to the company as of Dec. 31, 2016.

FULL COVERAGE: North Saskatchewan River Husky oil spill

The company originally reported the cleanup cost at $90 million.

The spokesperson said $88 million has been recovered through insurance proceeds.

A pipeline burst and leaked about 225,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent in July 2016.

The company said approximately 210,000 litres was recovered during its clean-up efforts which are now complete.

The spill jeopardized drinking water for thousands of people downstream and many communities were left looking for alternate water supplies.

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READ MORE: Husky report finds ground movement caused spill in North Saskatchewan

A report released by Husky last November said that shifting ground caused the pipeline to rupture.

The Saskatchewan government is also investigating.

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