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Water samples after oil spill within drinking guidelines: pipeline company

Oil from a pipeline leak coats a pond near Sundre, Alta., Friday, June 8, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
June 12, 2012 - 3:38 PM

DICKSON, Alta. - The company of a pipeline that leaked oil into a central Alberta river says drinking water samples have almost all been normal.

Plains Midstream Canada spokesman Stephen Bart says monitoring is being done at 18 locations along the Red Deer River and at a man-made reservoir twice a day.

He says all the readings — except one on the first day — have been within Alberta guidelines for drinking water.

Plans are to build a vacuum station along the river in the next few days to suck up any residual oil from the Thursday night spill.

Bart says the company has met with almost 1,700 people who have land or live along the river to keep them up-to-date.

It's believed a section of the pipeline that runs under the river near Sundre, Alta., leaked, but Bart says the company doesn't know that for sure.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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