Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alberta fracking may have led to Innisfail oil spill

Calgary - Hydraulic fracturing’s impact on the environment received another mark this week when an oil well blowout occurred on a farm located about a kilometer away from a fracking well in Alberta, Canada.
Canada’s Energy Resource Conservation Board was alerted late last Friday about an oil spill in a field, about 25 kilometers west of Innisfail, after a neighboring landowner spotted a pumpjack gushing oil and chemicals onto the ground.
Regulators believe a fracking well located about a kilometer away caused the pumpjack to rupture. “We don't know the details yet . . . but my understanding is that it appears the fracturing process affected the other well,” the Calgary Herald reports.
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