Regional Emergency Services are working on clearing the water from Taiga Nova Eco-Industrial Park.
Crews from the municipality and Syncrude are working to mobilize industrial-sized portable fire pumps.
They’re expected to remove around 400,000 cubic metres of water, close to 14,000 gallons per minute, from the park.
This is expected to take around five days to complete.
“Starting work on the recovery plan for this area is a step in the right direction to getting the clean-up underway,” said Scott Davis, Director of Emergency Management, in a release.
“We have several leaders from industry, and other partner agencies, here with us in our response and recovery efforts. We’re grateful for our mutual aid partners for their support during this time.”
Syncrude is supplying the pumps. The Regional Emergency Operation Centre will continue monitoring the situation to determine if more pumps are needed.
At this time, the risk level in the area is low. Public access continues to be prohibited.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the ice jam start to release, and get to work on re-entry and recovery of all areas impacted by this incident,” added Davis.
Syncrude is supplying the portable fire pumps for this recovery operation. The Regional Emergency Operation Centre will continue to monitor efforts and will work with Syncrude to mobilize additional pumps, if necessary.
At this time, the safety risk in this area is deemed to be low. This risk level allows first responders the ability to access the industrial park to start recovery work. Public access to this area is still prohibited. Please abide by these restrictions and give crews the space they need to safely conduct this work.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the ice jam start to release, and get to work on re-entry and recovery of all areas impacted by this incident,” said Davis.
More information can be found on the RMWB’s website.