Ölverschmutzung im Red Deer River, Alberta Ereignis
Am 7. Juni 2012 flossen in der Nacht zum Freitag an einem Zufluss des Red Deer River in der Provinz Alberta/ Kanada nach Angaben des Betreibers Plains Midstream Canada etwa 475.000 Liter Rohöl in den Fluss.
An oil spill was caused by a pipeline rupture on 7 June, polluting a tributary of Red Deer River, in Alberta, south-west Canada. 475,000 litres of crude oil was spilt, threatening the drinking water supply of the 90,000 inhabitants of Red Deer. The operating company Plains Midstream Canada stopped pipeline operations and shut the valves as soon as the leak was discovered, as well as setting up floating booms.