Imperial Investigates Spill of 55,000 Liters of Produced Water in Northwest Territories

NORMAN WELLS, Northwest Territories – Imperial Oil Ltd. announces that it is investigating a spill from a produced water line at its facility in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories

The oil refining company says about 55,000 liters of produced water was spilled on Wednesday.

The by-product is produced during oil and gas extraction, is high in salt and may be contaminated with other substances.

The company says it is investigating whether the produced water entered the Mackenzie River.

He says water quality monitoring does not indicate a risk to public health or wildlife.

The cause of the spill has not yet been determined.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 29, 2022.

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