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UPDATE: Plans underway for phased re-entry to all evacuated oilsands camps

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
UPDATE: Plans underway for phased re-entry to all evacuated oilsands camps

Plans for phased re-entry to all work sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) are now underway.

The Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Fort McMurray has approved recommendations from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) to begin to repopulate the evacuated sites.

A number of sites south of Anzac were the first announced to be under consideration, with the RMWB adding more to the list Monday.

Sites along the AOSTRA Road Corridor that are being considered include:

  • Suncor Baseline and MacKay River Camps
  • All Brion Camps
  • Birch Mountain Camp
  • Sunshine Camp
  • All production facilities accessed by AOSTRA Road

Sites under consideration along the Highway 63 corridor, south of Fort McMurray, include:

  • AOC
  • Hangingstone
  • Great Sand Tiger
  • JACOS
  • Grayling Creek Fire Base

Before workers can begin to return to the camps, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and AAF must perform safety inspections, after which timelines and re-entry procedures will be put in place.

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