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Steps taken in the last month
  • Continued maintenance of wildlife fencing
  • Continued work to confirm waste management and remediation plans
  • Continued execution and waste management activities for removal of bitumen at the spill site, including off-site disposal
    • Surface bitumen was previously removed from the spill site
    • Remediation of the remaining bitumen in the underground impacted areas (bitumen seams along the produced emulsion pipeline trench south of the rupture excavation)
    • Continuing with removing rig mats and any residual bitumen under matted roads
    • Continued hauling and stockpiling peat at the release site in preparation for final backfill. Backfill commenced with approximately 70% completed.
    • Continued maintenance of containment cells for bitumen removal
    • Conducted flushing, pigging and inspection of produced emulsion line. Disposal of flushing fluid completed.
    • Complete leak test of annulus between bulkheads at the pipeline rupture site
    • Pilot Plant Stormwater Pond cleanout from waste storage activities completed. Liner replacement to be completed during warmer temperatures
    Steps anticipated to be taken in the next month
    • Continue maintenance of wildlife fencing
    • Continue work to confirm waste management and remediation plans
    • Continue execution and waste management activities for remaining removal of bitumen at the spill site, including off-site disposal
    • Continue maintenance of containment cells for bitumen removal.
    • Continue replacement of peat material in release area as new locations become available
    • Complete preservation of produced emulsion line
    • Confirm and execute plans for removal of produced emulsion line piping and specimen removal pilings to support final cleanup
    • Confirm and execute plan for monitoring of the spill site for spring run-off and management at the release site. Manage spring run-off at the pilot plant pond and waste containment cell areas as required.

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