Trans Mountain pipeline shuts down as crews clean spill in Abbotsford, B.C.

A petroleum spill from the Trans Mountain pipe in Abbotsford, B.C., has actually been consisted of as well as teams are functioning to clean up the site.

The business says in a press release that an alarm was received early Saturday as well as the pipe was immediately shut down as crews mosted likely to investigate.

The statement says the pipeline continues to be closed, an occurrence command article has been established to handle the cleanup and neighborhood authorities have been informed.

It states an examination right into the root cause of the spill is underway and also there’s no approximated volume of what spilled at the time, however that it has actually been completely had.

The Transportation Safety Board says it has actually likewise deployed a detective to the spill that took place in a pump station.

The Crown-owned pipe stirs 300,000 barrels of crude per day from Alberta to B.C.’s terminal near Vancouver.