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Public Service Announcement
Diesel Leak Finds Its Way Into Sewer System
(Thursday, March 4/2004)-- Residents in the Beechville-Timberlea area are advised that there has been a diesel fuel leak overnight at the Beechville Irving station and the fuel has found its way into the local sewage pumping system.
HRM Technical and Underground Service (TUGS)crews, provincial Department of the Environment officials and representatives of Irving Oil are on site at this time.
A TUGS official says a diesel pump at the station was apparently damaged sometime during the night, causing fuel to make its way into the station's indoor sanitary sewer system; and, in turn, it worked its way through the municipal sewer system, travelling as far as a pumping station at the Royal Oaks Subdivision, on Riverwood Drive, about 4-5 kilometres away.
Area residents are advised that if they detect diesel fumes in their home, to please open the windows to help dissipate the odour. If the odour persists, they are asked to contact the HRM Corporate Call Centre at 490-4000.
HRM Corporate Communications Officer