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Leak at Suncor refinery sends employees to hospital

Don Horne   


Several workers have been sent to the hospital after they were potentially exposed to a hydrogen sulphide leak from a unit in Suncor’s Edmonton refinery in Alberta.

A number of employees and contractors, who were in the vicinity of the release on Wednesday, were assessed by Suncor and Alberta Health Services personnel, company spokeswoman Erin Rees told Reuters.

A handful of the workers were transported to hospitals for further assessment and have since been released, Rees said, adding the affected unit was stable and refinery production was not impacted.

The refinery processes 142,000 barrels per day of crude oil from oil sands projects, according to Suncor’s website.




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