GUERNSEY, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government says about 7500 barrels of oil were spilled during a fiery train derailment in Saskatchewan last week.
The province’s ministry of environment says the amount of oil recovered is still being determined, as a significant portion was burned off.
Thirty-two of the train’s 104 cars derailed and a dozen caught fire on Thursday near Guernsey, southeast of Saskatoon.
In response, the federal government ordered lower speed limits for all trains carrying large amounts of dangerous goods.
Another derailment about 10 kilometres away on the same set of tracks in December also caused a fire and leaked about 9500 barrels of oil.
The province says Canadian Pacific Railway will be responsible for all costs associated with the derailment, emergency response and cleanup.