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Statement From RMWB About Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant: Cleanup Continues; No Risk to Water Quality and Supply

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 16, 2017)  On May 8, an incident at the Water Treatment Plant resulted in a chemical reaction that produced chlorine gas in the facility. Over the last week, staff and contractors have been focusing on the cleanup and remediation of the tank and the Water Treatment Plant.  

Though the incident is isolated to the Water Treatment Plant, there continues to be no impact to drinking water quality and supply.

Safety is at the core of this operation. The nature of an incident like this is complex, and to ensure proper cleanup and safety, this process takes time. 

Once the cleanup and remediation process is complete, it’s expected that maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant will begin. 

For more information, residents are encouraged to contact Pulse at 780-743-7000


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