Abbotsford/Calgary (With files from CP) – A crude oil spill from the Trans Mountain pipeline at the Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, has been contained and crews are working clean up protocol.
The company says in a media release:
Trans Mountain is responding to a release at our Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford B.C. Crews on site have contained a spill on Trans Mountain property and cleanup is underway. Applicable regulators have been notified and there is no threat to the community.
1,195 barrels (190,000 litres) of mixed sweet crude oil were lost through a pipe connected to the pump station.Cows grazng in a nearby field were moved to safety.
In the early morning hours of June 13, an alarm was received at our control centre. The pipeline was immediately shut down and crews were dispatched to investigate.
The pipeline was shut down and an Incident Command Post has been set up to manage the incident and cleanup. Local authorities and responders have been informed. The pipeline was expected to be back on line Late Sunday afternoon.
An investigation into the cause is underway; there is no estimated volume at this time, but it has been fully contained.
Updates will be posted as new information becomes available at www.transmountain.com.