22 barrels leak from plant in Port Moody, small amount seeps into Burrard Inlet.
April 11, 2013
by The Canadian Press
PORT MOODY, BC – Suncor Energy confirms about 225 barrels of bio-diesel have leaked at its plant in Port Moody, BC, with a small amount of the oil seeping into Burrard Inlet.
The incident occurred four days ago, but details are only being released now.
Spokeswoman Sneh Seetal (sin-AH SEE-tall) says the leaking tank was drained as soon as the problem was noted.
She also says all the appropriate authorities were immediately informed.
Most of the bio-diesel was collected in a trench and disposed of, and Seetal says Western Canada Marine Response Corporation is working with Suncor to complete the clean-up.
Port Metro Vancouver confirms 250 millilitres – about one cup – of diesel has been recovered from Burrard Inlet.
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