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EDMONTON – The Alberta and federal governments say they will work together to understand what happened around public notifications of a toxic spill in an oil-type lake.
Alberta environment minister Sonya Savage and her government counterpart Steven Guilbeault discussed Tuesday night the seepage and leakage from the Kearl oilsands mine.
The page was discovered in June, but the politician was not told about it until nine months later.
Local First Nations have yet to be updated after the initial notification of colored water found at the site, about 70 kilometers north of Fort McMurray, Alta.
Savage said in a news release that his department has sent workers to the site to conduct independent water sampling, in addition to the monitoring already in place.
He said Alberta found no evidence of waterway or drinking water contamination.
This report by The Canadian Press was originally published on March 15, 2023.
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