CNRL says pipeline spill clean up in ‘advanced stages’

Incident blamed on pipeline mechanical failure.

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says it’s working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to find out what caused 60,000 litres of crude to spill from a pipeline in Northern Alberta.

Company spokeswoman Julie Woo says the cleanup is in its “advanced stages.”

The leak, near Red Earth Creek, Alta., was reported to the AER Nov. 27.

The company and regulator say there was a “mechanical failure” on the pipeline northwest of Edmonton.

Woo says the leak has stopped and most of the product was contained on the company’s land.

The AER says there have been no reports of harm to wildlife.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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