March 26, 2007

CononcoPhillips Canada levied $220K penalty for hydrogen sulfide leak

WETASKIWIN, ALTA-ConocoPhillips Canada Resources has been levied a total penalty of $220,000 penalty after pleading guilty to a charge in connection with a release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The charge followed an investigation by Alberta Environment of an H2S leak from one of the company's pipelines near a family farm in 2004. ConocoPhillips pleaded guilty to a charge of releasing a substance that could possibly cause an adverse effect. In addition to a fine of $20,000, the company was ordered to pay $200,000 to the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine, western Canada's only veterinary school. The college will use the money to research the effects of H2S on livestock.

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