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Cracked earth oil spills in Alberta causing environmental concerns

Aerial view of oil spill near Cold Lake, Alberta.

Aerial view of oil spill near Cold Lake, Alberta.

By Rob Smith, APTN Investigates, Feb 14, 2014

At this time, five oil spills are ongoing at the Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Primrose facility located near Cold Lake, Alberta.

To date, 1.5 million liters of bitumen has been mopped up from the surface. A small lake has been partially drained and it’s been reported that 200 animals, birds, amphibians, and mammals have perished. Read the rest of this entry