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Unknown volume of crude oil spills from Trans Mountain pipeline in Abbotsford, B.C

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    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A crude oil spill from the Trans Mountain pipeline in Abbotsford, B.C., has been contained and crews are working to clean up the site.

    The company says in a news release that an alarm was received early Saturday and the pipeline was immediately shut down as crews went to investigate. The spill happened at the company’s Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford.

    The statement says the pipeline remains closed, an incident command post has been set up to manage the cleanup and local authorities have been informed. The company says there is no threat to the community.

    It says an investigation into the cause of the spill is underway and there’s no estimated volume of what spilled at the time, but that it has been fully contained.

    The Transportation Safety Board says it has also deployed an investigator to the spill that occurred in a pump station.

    The Crown-owned pipeline moves about 300,000 barrels of crude per day from Alberta to B.C.’s terminal near Vancouver.

    This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2020.

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