Residents evacuated after sour gas leak

A sour gas pipeline near Turner Valley, Alberta, ruptured today, as major flooding continues to affect the area. 

The release from the sour gas pipeline, owned by Legacy Oil and Gas Ltd., caused the evacuation of 50 homes in a 100 meter zone around the pipeline The Alberta Emergency Alert posted an advisory at 11:01AM today to "move. indoors and stay indoors. Prepare for possible evacuation. Seek medical attention if you experience breathing difficulties."

Sour gas is extremely poisonous, causing dizziness and nausea at lower concentrations and fatalities at higher concentrations. Officials are now saying the leak is contained.

 



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