August 17, 2019 6:55 pm

Investigation and cleanup underway after oil spill near Edmonton

The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating an oil spill in Washout Creek Natural Area, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.

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The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating an oil spill southwest of Edmonton.

The spill happened in the Washout Creek Natural Area, which is about 150 kilometres from Edmonton.

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The AER first received notice of the spill on Thursday night.

It’s believed 40 cubic metres of crude oil spilled into the creek, a tributary of the North Saskatchewan River.

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Containment booms have been put in place.

The pipeline belonged to Bonterra Energy Corporation which has been ordered to clean up the site.

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