CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2012) - Plains Midstream Canada (Plains) continues activities in response to the June 7th release from the Rangeland pipeline, near Sundre, Alberta.
The crude oil release has been contained within the two booms on the Gleniffer Reservoir that were placed yesterday. We are deploying an additional boom on the west-end of the Gleniffer Reservoir to expedite our clean-up operations. At peak today, approximately 90 response personnel were on site.
Plains remains committed to ensuring the safety of community members and workers, and to minimizing environmental impacts. We continue to closely monitor air and water quality.
"We deeply regret any impact this incident may have on local residents. We want to assure you that we are deploying our resources to contain the release, protect the environment and respond to your concerns," says Stephen Bart, Vice President, Crude Oil Operations. "These efforts will continue until the release clean up is complete and the land and water are restored."
With support from the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group (SPOG) and Red Deer County, Plains continues to communicate with local landowners, including residents located along the Red Deer River from the town of Sundre to north of Dickson, along the southern boundary of Gleniffer Reservoir, at the Carefree Resort and at the Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club.
An information centre has been established at the James River Community Hall. The centre is now available for residents. Plains staff and representatives from SPOG, Energy Resources Conservation Board and Alberta Health Services are on-site to address questions and provide information on response efforts, environmental protection, water quality and water delivery options.
For those not able to visit the information centre, information on response efforts is also available by calling 1-866-670-8073 toll-free.
Regular information updates, including photos, are available at www.plainsresponds.com.
Plains Midstream Canada is wholly owned subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA)