CBC News reported.The pipeline break that belched almost half a million litres of sulphur-rich crude oil into southern Alberta's Red Deer River could take until the end of the summer to clean up,
And some of the oil has washed into the Gleniffer reservoir, the source of drinking water for thousands of area residents.
So far officials have not issued boil-water or drinking water advisories for the city of Red Deer and adjacent counties, CBC said, but the province is monitoring water as well as air quality.
"Below the boom containment, (water) meets Canadian drinking water standards," said Alberta Environment spokesperson Jessica Potter on Sunday about some initial results that were sent to the lab. "Those are first results, so that's a really good sign."
Pipeline owner Plains Midstream Canada has said the spill is largely contained but water from north of the town of Sundre to the reservoir is not to be used for drinking, officials warn. The company has been trucking in water for localRead More »from Alberta oil pipeline spill has environmental and political impact