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CALGARY – Alberta’s energy regulator is investigating another pipeline leak of waste water.
Apache Canada Ltd. reported one of its operator’s discovered the leak on Oct. 25 at its Shekilie field northwest of Zama City and the line was immediately shut in.
The company also says an investigation found the leak began on Oct. 3 and the amount of waste water that leaked was about 1.8 million litres.
Waste water that is extracted during oil and natural gas operations contains oil, salt and other minerals.
Darin Barter of Alberta Energy Regulator confirms Apache reported the leak on Oct. 25 and says the agency won’t be able to confirm the amount that spilled until it completes its investigation.
Apache also says it has revised the volume of waste water that spilled from its pipeline in the same area in May to 15.4 million litres, up from its original report of 9.5 million litres.
In a news release dated Oct. 18, Apache it has determined that the pipeline started leaking on May 5, but it wasn’t discovered to be leaking until June 1.
Apache says the cause of the pipeline failure was stress corrosion cracking.
It says it was “installing real-time monitoring with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) to the existing four water injection systems across Apache’s Zama operations area.”
More Water Stress than Meets the Eye. (FULL ARTICLE)
- As Planet Warms, US Watersheds Go Thirsty (commondreams.org)
- Today’s worst watershed stresses may become the new normal, study finds (environmentalresearchweb.org)
- Half world may live under ‘water stress’ by 2030 (dnaindia.com)
- Lindon drinking water contaminated with E. coli; residents urged to boil water (fox13now.com)
- Boil water advisory issued for Steelton Borough (fox43.com)
- Drought declarations relieve freight costs (abc.net.au)
- Western Governors support drought planning information availability (yourwatercolorado.org)
- Oregon Drought Makes Firefighters Nervous (insurancejournal.com)
- NOAA to hit drought panic button on monthly basis – Will track ‘flash droughts’ (junkscience.com)
- Drought or drenched equally bad (wthitv.com)
- Denver Water Restrictions Loosened (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Tell Nestlé to stop bottling from an Ontario aquifer in drought conditions. (vancouveranimalrightscampaigns.wordpress.com)
- Nestle Wants to Patent Natural Medicinal Plant That has Been Freely Available for 1000′s of Years! (dprogram.net)
- Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized – Not A Human Right (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
- Former CEO Of Nestle Wants The World’s Water Supply Under Corporate Control (VIDEO) (addictinginfo.org)