Old oil causes new delays in Regina

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July 13, 2012 - 5:20pm
Construction area close to where the contamination was discovered. David Fraser/CJME
Construction area close to where the contamination was discovered. David Fraser/CJME

An old oil leak is causing new delays for City of Regina construction crews.

Crews were working on a water line near Pasqua Street and Pasqua Gate in North Regina when they found some contamination.

It turns out that contamination is from a leak, circa the 1970s.

Enbridge is responsible for the leaky line.

"At that time it was cleaned up with the standards of the day. Those standards of course have changed. They've improved tremendously," said Enbridge spokesperson Graham White.

White says Enbridge is committed to making sure the leak is completely cleaned up.

In the meantime construction on the water line has moved to another area.

"Once Enbridge has developed an appropriate remediation plan suitable to all the stakeholders and the regulator, and then we'll get the site cleaned up and move forward with the pipeline," said Sandy Bailey, manager of water and sewer engineering for the City of Regina.

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Edited by NewsTalk's David Fraser

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