CN fined $2.5 million for Saskatchewan River diesel spill

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Canadian National has been fined $2.5 million for an April 2015 diesel fuel spill in the North Saskatchewan River, CBC News reports.

The fine is in response to the April 2015 incident involving a malfunctioning separator that discharged a mix of diesel fuel and water into a storm sewer in CN’s Bissell Yard in Edmonton. Local officials and environmentalists were able to track the diesel fuel through Edmonton’s storm drain system to a locomotive fueling facility within the rail yard.

Regulators determined that an oil-water separator inside the rail terminal was not compliant with several environmental regulations. The incident resulted in the loss of more than 23 gallons of diesel fuel.

The fine will be directed to the environmental damages fund.

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