Husky Edam East sees spill

Here is a photo from the scene of the Husky Energy Edam East thermal project on the weekend. There was an uncontrolled release of steam and oil from a well from the Edam East thermal project located near Vawn beginning Friday. According to Mel Duvall, communications spokesman with Husky Energy, the release began around 10:15 am Friday morning. The well was undergoing a servicing operation at the time of the incident. There were no injuries and the well was safely brought under control by 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Duvall also confirmed cleanup operations began Saturday and are well underway now.

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“At no time was there any danger to the public,” said Duvall, who said air monitoring was in place the entire time to ensure the public’s safety. 

Photo by John Pollard

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