Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Concerned about Tundra Energy's Latest Oil Spill

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Concerned about Tundra Energy's Latest Oil Spill

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Saskatchewan premier responds to latest oil spill

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SASKATOON - Premier Brad Wall says two recent oil spills in Saskatchewan are unfortunate, but the response by the company involved has been promising.

Wall was responding to a 5,000-litre crude oil spill earlier this week at a Tundra Energy terminal 270 kilometres southeast of Regina.

The leak came just weeks after 200,000 litres of oil seeped onto low-lying agricultural land belonging to the Ocean Man First Nation.

Wall said Calgary-based Tundra has cleaned up almost all of the first spill.

There is no evidence the 50-year old line was ever inspected, but Wall said the second release was from a pipeline that was looked at in July.

He added the government needs to ensure regulations are rigorous. …

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