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Oil spill case resolved after party that was not at fault paid for the clean-up

April 5, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A homeowner whose insurance did not cover the full cost of cleaning up his furnace oil spill was recently awarded $473,000 in legal costs after he sued the fuel company. The December 2008 incident, in which hundreds litres of oil

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TSB reiterates call for federal regulator to audit safety management systems of Canada’s railways ‘in sufficient depth and frequency’

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite efforts by Transport Canada to audit safety management systems of federally-regulated railways, the risk associated with weak railway safety management systems is sufficient to warrant continued involvement from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the board suggested Tuesday. In

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Oil spill cleanup continues at derailed freight train site, CN investigating

July 4, 2017 The Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – The effort to clean up 40,000 gallons of crude oil continues south of Chicago where a freight train derailed last week. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday the company is investigating the cause and circumstances

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Auditor calls for better pipeline regulations, monitoring in Saskatchewan

June 7, 2017 Jennifer Graham - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor says the government isn’t doing enough to effectively regulate oil and gas pipelines. Judy Ferguson says in her annual report that as of the end of March, the Ministry of the Economy did not have

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Husky resumes cleanup after major oil spill in Saskatchewan last summer

May 10, 2017 Jennifer Graham - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Husky Energy is going to see how much more oil – if any – can be cleaned up from a major spill last July along the North Saskatchewan River. The company has started more shoreline cleanup and assessment

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Ten charges laid in oil spill that fouled English Bay beaches in Vancouver

March 30, 2017 Laura Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel onto the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle the proceedings. Documents

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Saskatchewan government announces steps to improve pipeline regulations following 2016 Husky spill

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Saskatchewan has announced steps to improve pipeline regulations after the completion of its investigation into last July’s Husky pipeline oil spill. Energy and Resources Minister Dustin Duncan announced last week that the Ministry of the Economy had

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Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up

December 18, 2016 James MacPherson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BISMARCK, N.D. – Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn’t fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn’t even set a date for completion. Though crews have been working around the clock to

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City of Prince Albert, Sask. seeks financial remuneration from Husky Energy following oil spill

August 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Prince Albert, Sask. has begun its claims process seeking financial remuneration from Husky Energy following a lengthy oil spill that the city says has cost it millions of dollars. The city  is seeking compensation on a wide

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Pipeline ‘anomalies’ detected night before leak into North Saskatchewan River

July 27, 2016 The Canadian Press

MELFORT, Sask. – Husky Energy knew something might be wrong with one of its oil pipelines about 14 hours before it told the Saskatchewan government of a leak which has since forced communities along the North Saskatchewan River to seek

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Prince Albert, Sask. shuts off water intake following oil spill

July 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert has become the second city to enact water conservation protocols following an oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River, following on the heels of North Battleford. The City of Prince Albert said in a

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Oil spill fears remain one year after bunker fuel fouled Vancouver beaches

April 8, 2016 Laura Kane - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – When the MV Marathassa leaked at least 2,700 litres of bunker fuel into Vancouver’s harbour one year ago, the effects of the spill reached far beyond the city’s picturesque waters and beaches. Delays in clean-up and notification of