Volume of unknown spill of crude oil from the pipeline, Trans Mountain, Abbotsford (C.-B.)


A spill of crude oil from the pipeline, Trans Mountain, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, has been contained and crews are working to clean the site. The company indicates in a press release that an alarm was received early Saturday and that the pipeline was immediately closed while the teams were going to investigate. The spill occurred at pump station Sumas of the company in Abbotsford.

The statement indicates that the pipeline remains closed, a command post in the event of an incident has been put in place to manage the cleanup and that the local authorities have been informed. The company says that there is no threat to the community.

It indicates that an investigation into the cause of the spill is ongoing, and there is no estimated volume of which was widespread at the time, but he was entirely content.

The Office of transport security said that it has also deployed an investigator on the spill, which occurred in a pumping station.

The pipeline belonging to the State, carries approximately 300,000 barrels of crude per day from Alberta to the terminal in British Columbia, near Vancouver.

This report from The Canadian Press has been published for the first time on June 13, 2020.


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