CALGARY, June 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Penn West Exploration (TSX:PWT) (NYSE: PWE) announced today that on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Penn West personnel
identified a failure in a produced water pipeline in the company's
Slave field near Red Earth, Alberta, which is approximately 170
kilometres east of Peace River, Alberta. The pipeline was immediately
shut-in and isolated, and required regulatory authorities and First
Nation Communities were notified.
Penn West responders were immediately dispatched to the site, the spill
was contained and remediation efforts are underway. There were no
injuries as a result of this incident and the spill does not pose a
hazard to any waterways in the area. The release of produced water is
estimated to be in the range of 400m3 to 600m3.
While the cause of the release has not been confirmed, Penn West is
committed to protecting the environment and continues to work with the
regulatory authorities to resolve this incident.
SOURCE: Penn West Exploration
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Dave Roberts, President & Chief Executive Officer
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