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Explosion at Syncrude oilsands site

Last Updated Aug 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm MDT

John Knox @ Rock 97.9

Explosion at Syncrude oilsands site

There are no reports of injuries after an early morning explosion at an oilsands plant in northern Alberta owned by Syncrude Canada.

The explosion happened between 5:30 and 6:00 Saturday morning.

According to listeners to our sister station in Fort McMurray, contractors are being turned away at the gates, but Syncrude employees are being allowed on site and staff at the plant have all been accounted for.

This comes just a day after the Alberta Energy Regulator ordered Nexen Energy to shut down 95 of the company’s plants, due to compliance issues with pipeline maintenance.