Report says Alberta energy regulator followed rules in Kearl mine wastewater release

By  Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- A third-party report into the release of millions of litres of oilsands wastewater at Imperial Oil’s Kearl mine has found Alberta’s energy regulator followed its rules in keeping the public and area First Nations informed, but concludes those rules are significantly lacking. “There were no areas of non-adherence to stated policies and procedures,” says the Deloitte report, prepared for the regulator’s board. But the report finds those procedures deeply lacking and recommends the regulator firm up and add details to many of its notification protocols. Essential terms such as “emergency” are left undefined, it says. Guidelines for handling water samples are not provided. Details were vague on how First Nations and other area communities were notified. “There are no documented procedures for internal…

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