Gas company disputes Weyburn family allegations
A Weyburn family by the name of Kerr has alledged that leaking carbon dioxide from a sequestration project of oil and gas company Cenovus is responsible for algae blooms that have formed in ponds on their land.
The Kerrs have also documented foams and growths in the southern part of their land, and numerous small animals have died on the property.
Cenovus denies the allegations, and has conducted their own in-house survey of the land which found no trace of sequestered gases, according to spokesperson Brad Small.
"The CO2 findings that we did find in our studies are actually comparable to a control site six miles away from our operation where there is no oil and gas activity."
Small maintains that Cenovus' gas has a different make-up than the naturally occuring carbon dioxide their survey found on the farm.
They did not have an answer for what might be responsible for the anomalies on the Kerrs' property.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.