Oil Sands Evacuation Update for Sunday, May 8, 2016
Update: 9:15 p.m.
As forest fires continue in Wood Buffalo, Suncor remains focused on the safety of the community, our employees and their families.
Although the fire reached the southern end of our mine at our oil sands base operations, fire mitigation efforts were successful. We continue to monitor the situation closely and current weather conditions and forecasts indicate the fire is moving east, away from our operations.
There has been no damage to Suncor’s assets. We are beginning to implement our plan for a return to operations in the RMWB. We anticipate restarting once it’s safe to do so and depending on the availability of critical infrastructure.
Employees and contractors will be brought back in a staged approach so that we can ensure a safe and orderly start-up, and medical services are being put in place to support our operations. We’ll also be re-mobilizing our contractor workforce and resuming the turnaround that was underway.
For more Information
For the most up to date information on the wild fire and evacuations, please visit:
- The what’s new section of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s website or
- Follow Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo on Twitter
- Check for detailed information at: www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm