REGINA — Details about hundreds of oil and fuel spills throughout Saskatchewan has been put into one convenient location by a bunch of researchers on the College of Regina.
Viewers can click on on the map for details about spills of their communities, courting again to the yr 2000. The info introduced reveals 189 billion litres of oil and different substances spilled within the province from 2000 to 2018.
“The spills map is all primarily based on publicly accessible knowledge. So anyone can see this knowledge, it’s not secret, however the issue is folks don’t know the place to seek out it,” Patricia Elliott, one of many researchers concerned within the challenge mentioned.
She mentioned it took round two years to complete analyzing and compiling the info.
The factors on the map present the 14,958 spills which have occurred over the 18 yr interval. Spills concerned our bodies of water 578 instances. Seventy-one per cent of the spilled substances had been reported as recovered, which leaves 77 million litres behind in Saskatchewan soil and water.
The province confirms that the knowledge within the map is…