Nexen has now put number of protective measures and deterrents in place to help prevent wildlife from accessing the area affected by the release. This includes a variety of fences, wildlife cannons, effigies and bird flagging. The company added there is also a considerable amount of human activity 24-hours a day associated with the containment and clean-up operations that would serve as a deterrent.
Nexen also reiterated its sincere regrets that the incident occurred in the statement.
“We remain committed to minimizing the impact the spill has on the environment and wildlife,” the company said. We are working closely with the Fish and Wildlife department of Alberta Environment and Parks to continue developing a comprehensive wildlife mitigation plan. The plan will be shared with the public after it has been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator.”