Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Spill-Records-Sealed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Spill-Records-Sealed

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REGINA - A Saskatchewan judge has ruled that 93 of 96 documents related to the Husky Energy pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River should remain out of the hands of government lawyers.

The documents were created by Husky after the 2016 spill of 225-thousand litres of oil that prompted a massive, months-long cleanup.

They include records on the Calgary-based energy company's internal investigation of the accident, control room and alarm histories, as well as reports from experts.

Soon after the spill, lawyers for Environment and Climate Change Canada obtained a warrant demanding access to the files, including Husky's internal investigation records.

Husky's lawyers argued that 96 out of 25-thousand documents should be protected because they either contained legal advice between the company and its lawyers, or were written in preparation for a future lawsuit. …

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