Sour gas rupture reported in rain-soaked southern Alberta community of Turner Valley - Macleans.ca
 

Sour gas rupture reported in rain-soaked southern Alberta community of Turner Valley


 

TURNER VALLEY, Alta. – An Alberta Emergency Alert system says a sour gas pipeline has ruptured in Turner Valley southwest of Calgary.

The alert urges people to move indoors and to prepare for a possible evacuation.

It says the rupture is potentially life-threatening.

Sour gas is natural gas with a high sulphur content and is extremely toxic even in small concentrations.

The Turner Valley area is currently experiencing significant flooding due to heavy rains.

Two neighbourhoods are already under a mandatory evacuation order.


 
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Sour gas rupture reported in rain-soaked southern Alberta community of Turner Valley

  1. How unfortunate. You’re told to evacuate and then you’re told to stay inside. The flood wasn’t bad enough, lets add another man made disaster to your misery.

    Not another pipeline leak. It is incredible that these keep happening with the amount of concern about leaks, already out there. You would think that the industry would be paying extra attention to safety and technology and doing whatever they could to prevent them. All this says is that they don’t care and that makes me think the $16 million the government spent on propaganda ads was a waste. Pay for your own propaganda next time.