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.
“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