Alberta pipelines: 6 major oil spills in recent history


Five million litres of a bitumen-water-sand emulsion were found to have leaked Wednesday from a Nexen Energy pipeline south of Fort McMurray, Alta. — one of the biggest oil spills in the province's history.

It adds further fuel to the debate over pipeline safety that continues to rage on, most recently emerging as a point of contention among premiers meeting in St. John's this week.

Nexen pipeline leak in Alberta spills 5 million litres

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It's not the first time crews have been dispatched to clean up a leak.

Here are six other pipeline spills in Alberta: Read more