By Caley RamsayWeb Producer Global News
The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is investigating reports that approximately 30 blue herons have died at an oilsands site.Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press
EDMONTON — Syncrude Canada has been issued an environmental protection order from the Alberta Energy Regulator after 30 blue herons were found dead at its Mildred Lake oilsands mine site last week.
The AER issued the order Tuesday, which requires the company to do the following:
Collect water and soil samples from the site for analysis
Develop a wildlife mitigation plan and detailed delineation and remediation plan
Develop daily public reports and publish them to the Syncrude Canada website
Submit a final report to the AER within 30 days of the completion of all work required in compliance with the order
The AER said Tuesday some of the work had already begun.
The CEO of Syncrude said the company has agreed to comply with all measures of the order.