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Sask. First Nation fears wildlife, groundwater contaminated by 1.5 million litres of oil released in CP train crash – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201973 Views

December 17, 2019

SASKATOON — Kawacatoose First Nation’s chief is speaking out over concerns about potential environmental damage resulting from last week’s fiery Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) train derailment near Lanigan.

A CP train derailed and caught fire Dec. 9, releasing 1.5 million litres of crude oil either the ground or into the air according to the Transporation Safety Board of Canada’s initial estimates.

Kawacatoose First Nation’s Chief Tom Dustyhorn says his community is still waiting to hear from the federal government and CP following the oil spill.

In a new release, Dustyhorn said he’s not only concerned about the potential harm the spill could cause to wildlife and how that could impact his community, but also the underground water supply.

Read More: https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/sask-first-nation-fears-wildlife-groundwater-contaminated-by-1-5-million-litres-of-oil-released-in-cp-train-crash-1.4733817

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