August 3 Situation Update on Husky oil spill
Aug. 3, 2016 - Preliminary cleanup of soil and vegetation removal continues along the shoreline by cleanup and assessment specialists. Boats are also out working on conducting water sampling, shoreline SCAT assessments, looking for impacted wildlife and cleanup and containment efforts. Analysis regarding impact on aquatic life is underway.
The City of North Battleford water pipeline from the Town of Battleford is now completed, with disinfection of the line happening today. The City of Prince Albert water pipeline from the South Saskatchewan River is operational and delivering water to the treatment plant.
Husky consultants have shared preliminary water quality data to municipalities based on comprehensive sampling at several points along the river. Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency will also be conducting its own independent water testing along the river. Husky's water quality evaluation update is now available to the public.
There have been 63 wildlife mortalities in total, a combination of birds, fish and other wildlife. Nine wildlife are in recovery at Focus Wildlife in Maidstone with support from Husky.
If you require further information about the provincial response, please contact the Provincial Help Line at 1-844-407-0077