Dangerous fluids hauler charged by Alberta government over 2011 spill, Oilfield Service Ltd. faces three charges

Dangerous fluids hauler charged by Alberta government over 2011 spill, Oilfield Service Ltd. faces three charges by HazMat Staff, January 2, 2013, Hazmatmag
Industrial fluids hauler Oilfield Service Ltd. is facing three charges from the Alberta government related to a petroleum product spill that occurred on June 9, 2011. The charges were announced December 6, 2012, but the Alberta government did not specify what the petroleum product was or how and where it was released. In contravention of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act(sections 109(2); 110(1); and 176), Oilfield Service Ltd is alleged to have released or permitted the release of a substance into the environment that may cause a significant adverse effect. The company is also charged with failing to report the release of a substance into the environment that may cause an adverse effect, as well as improper disposal of waste. The charges stem from a joint investigation with the City of Medicine Hat’s Fire Department, Public Services Division and Environmental Utilities into a release of a volatile and highly flammable petroleum product. Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd. is scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on January 15, 2013. [Emphasis added]

Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd.: Environmental Charges Laid Against Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd. by The Canadian Press, December 14, 2012, Huffingtonpost.ca
The Alberta government has laid charges against a Medicine Hat oilfield service company under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The charges stem from a joint investigation with the City of Medicine Hat’s Fire Department, Public Services Division and Environmental Utilities into a release of a volatile and highly flammable petroleum product in June 2011. The Alberta government did not say what the petroleum product was or how and where it was released. Sonic Oilfield Service Ltd. is charged with three counts of releasing or permitting the release of a substance into the environment that may cause a significant adverse effect. Other charges include failing to report the release of a substance into the environment that may cause an adverse effect and improper disposal of waste. The company’s first court appearance is set for Jan. 15 in Medicine Hat. [Emphasis added]

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