Over 250,000 litres of oil were released and resulted in a major fish kill a short distance downstream from the rupture. The company was charged under the federal Fisheries Act with allegedly depositing a deleterious substance into the river in violation of subsections 36 (3) and 35 (1) and under the Migratory Birds Regulations. The spill response was managed by Pembina Pipeline Corporation. This spill was one of the most expensive inland pipeline oil spill in Canadian history. The company has spent over $30,000,000 and the local government and provincial agencies were also heavily impacted.

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