CN crews spent the day vacuuming up oil at the site of a 17-car oil-by-rail spill that occurred September 25, 2013 on farmland west of Saskatoon.
The derailment caused engine oil to leak out of the Canadian National Railway Co. train travelling from Winnipeg to Edmonton.
The incident occurred on the very day that provincial and federal transportation officials met in Winnipeg to discuss rail safety in the wake of the July 6, 2013 derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Que., that killed 47 people.
A school nearby the Landis spill was evacuated.
Of the 17 train cars that derailed in Landis, CN said three cars were carrying lubricating oil, one was carrying ethanol and two cars were carrying condensate - a natural gas liquid that is used to help move thick Western Canadian bitumen through pipelines. The remaining derailed train cars were carryingnon-petroleum freight.