Update: Highway Open; Spectra H2S Leak isolated

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We have a little more information on an oil patch incident this morning at a Spectra Energy facility, north of Fort St. John.

Spectra’s John Turner says at about 8:10, the company received notification of a gas release, near Mile 111 of the Alaska Highway… He says it happened at the company’s 18-inch highway sending barrel site. Turner confirms there was no fire, nor explosion.

He says there were two people conducting pigging activity on the site at the time. [asset|aid=979|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=de56be320db357ab169a79370b10bbef-John Turner 2_1_Pub.mp3]

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One worker has been released from hospital on Friday afternoon, and the other is held overnight for non-life threatening injuries.

Turner also says there was a leak of H2S gas but that site has been isolated and the gas has stopped flowing.

Spectra Energy and the Ministry of Transportation closed the Alaska Highway for several hours first thing Friday morning, which allowed crews to fully assess the incident.

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