‘No Evidence’ of Oil Spill on Glenmore Reservoir: City of Calgary – Calgary

Analysis of water from the Calgary Drinking Water Reservoir found « no evidence of an oil or hydrocarbon spill, or any other item of concern » the day after material crews dangerous attended reports of an oil spill in the Glenmore Reservoir on Thursday afternoon.

On Friday, the City of Calgary said investigation and analysis of water samples showed the water to be free of these elements.

« All other water quality parameters tested were typical of source water from Glenmore Reservoir, » a city statement said.

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Under certain lighting conditions, a « sparkle » on the water — often associated with an oil spill — can be the result of natural causes like pollen or dust, the city said.

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The City of Calgary’s Glenmore Boat Patrol reported a spill shortly after noon Thursday. The Calgary Fire Department hazmat team attended shortly after.

The Glenmore Reservoir and Dam was created on the Elbow River to provide drinking water to Calgary.

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