DAILY NEWS Jan 2, 2013 10:29 AM - 0 comments

Dangerous fluids hauler charged by Alberta government over 2011 spill

Oilfield Service Ltd. faces three charges

TEXT SIZE bigger text smaller text
By: HazMat Staff
January 2, 2013 2013-01-02

Industrial fluids hauler Oilfield Service Ltd. is facing three charges from the Alberta government related to a petroleum product spill that occurred on June 9, 2011.

The charges were announced December 6, 2012, but the Alberta government did not specify what the petroleum product was or how and where it was released.

On its website, the Medicine Hat-based company states that it has some 65 vehicles that haul oil, water, specialty chemicals and dangerous goods.

In contravention of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (sections 109(2); 110(1); and 176), Oilfield Service Ltd is alleged to have released or permitted the release of a substance into the environment that may cause a significant adverse effect.

The company is also charged with failing to report the release of a substance into the environment that may cause an adverse effect, as well as improper disposal of waste.

The charges stem from a joint investigation with the City of Medicine Hat’s Fire Department, Public Services Division and Environmental Utilities into a release of a volatile and highly flammable petroleum product.

Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd. is scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on January 15, 2013.

Horizontal ruler
Horizontal Ruler

Post A Comment

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that Hazardous Material Magazine has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Your Name (this will appear with your post) *

Email Address (will not be published) *

Comments *

* mandatory fields

Multimedia Center

Current IssuePrint Archives

Digital Edition
In-depth analysis of current issues related to environmental performance,emergency response, safety and waste management.

Go To: Digital Edition
Go To: Print Archives
Go To: Subscribe

Go To More Classified Ads