We put the health and safety of our people, customers and communities above all else. We believe no job is so urgent that it cannot be done safely and we take action to prevent environmental, health and safety issues.

Storage cavern safety

Underground natural gas storage uses proven technology with a strong safety record. Caverns are deep in the ground and provide a solid enclosure for natural gas. There is no oxygen, making them a stable and safe location for storage.

Canada’s storage standard

The design and operation of cavern storage facilities in Canada must conform to the requirements of CSA Standard Z341, Storage of Hydrocarbons in Underground Formations. The standard is one of the most significant factors contributing to cavern storage safety in Canada.

Alton Natural Gas Storage will meet or exceed the requirements of CSA Z341 and all applicable Nova Scotia regulations.


Alton sites are work areas

The Alton project sites are open only to Alton staff and approved contractors. Trespassing on the sites is strictly prohibited.


River safety

We’ve installed signs on the dike at our river site near Stewiacke, NS to remind the public about changeable conditions along the river bank.

Caution sign on dike looking south

Investing in community safety

We provided funding to the Brookfield Fire Department for an emergency trailer as well as six 50-foot lengths of fire discharge hose, and to the Stewiacke and District Volunteer Fire Department for a rescue boat to help people in trouble on the water.

Fire rescue boat
The coverage area for the Stewiacke fire department covers large sections of the Stewiacke and Shubenacadie rivers, as well as local lakes.

Did you know?

There are salt caverns in Alberta and Saskatchewan that have been operating safely for nearly 60 years.

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