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Canadian regulator responds to pipeline incident in Alberta

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The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is responding to an incident involving TC Energy’s NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Grande Prairie Mainline near Edson, Alberta. The affected section of the pipeline is currently shut in.

CER inspectors will be onsite to monitor and assess the company’s immediate response and verify that all reasonable actions are being taken to protect workers, the public and the environment.

Preliminary information indicates that a 36 in. natural gas pipeline ruptured around 10:45 am on 16 April 2024. The rupture caused a small wildfire on Crown land, which is being held. All TC Energy personnel working nearby were safely evacuated and there are no reported injuries. The company reported that it notified nearby communities, and there were no direct impacts to landowners or Indigenous communities. The company is working with local authorities and has activated its Emergency Response Plan.

CER inspectors will be onsite to monitor and assess the company’s immediate response and verify that all reasonable actions are being taken to protect workers, the public and the environment.

In an emergency, the CER works with the company and federal, provincial and territorial partners, as applicable, to coordinate the response. The CER’s priority in any emergency is to make sure that people are safe and that property and the environment are protected.

 

 

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