north saskatchewan river
Water flows could rise up to two metres.
The spill has leaked over 200,000 litres of oil.
A moose looks over the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River. (Photo: Jason Franson/CP) Saskatchewan's Environment Ministry
On the TV news and in newspapers, we have seen that a pipeline, property of Husky Oil, has spilled more than 200,000 litres of petroleum in the North Saskatchewan River. The oil slick is rapidly moving downstream, polluting the river bottom as well as the drinking water of wildlife, livestock and the citizens living in its watershed.
A Husky Energy Inc. pipeline leaked an estimated 200,000 to 250,000 litres of crude.
Cleanup efforts have been underway since last Thursday.
One made it across and took off, while the other was swept down the river.
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