Monday saw fresh answers regarding the impact of the Husky Oil spill.
The Water Security Agency (WSA) released the first results of its ongoing water quality testing on the North Saskatchewan River and Saskatchewan River systems.
The results show the water meets the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines as well as provincial drinking water standards.
However, higher-than-acceptable levels of some chemicals were found in relation to Canadian Protection of Aquatic Life Guidelines. One sample had excessive levels of the toluene hydrocarbon, and one sample contained too much pyrene.
Despite the test results, no decisions have been made yet on when intakes at the Prince Albert and North Battleford water treatment plants will re-open.
A water safety assessment is scheduled to be done to further evaluate water quality. Specifically. The WSA has requested further data from Husky and other agencies involved specific to drinking water quality.
The WSA said the main question which must be answered is where the remaining oil, which has not evaporated, degraded or already been captured, is along the river.
They also want to know what short-term and long-term monitoring programs will be required.