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4,000-litre fuel spill in Grise Fiord ‘under control’ but cleanup not complete, says energy corp. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2018165 Views

Diesel spilled out on March 15 due to a faulty valve and loose plug

Apr 03, 2018

Most of the work cleaning up a diesel fuel spill in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, is finished but the final remediation work won’t happen until this summer, according to an official with the Qulliq Energy Corporation.

About 4,000 litres of diesel spilled out overnight on March 15. It was from one of the day tanks used to hold the fuel for the community’s power generators, explained Bruno Pereira, the president and CEO of Qulliq Energy Corporation.

“This wasn’t a good thing. We never like to see fuel spills,” he said. “We’ve collected all the fuel and will remediate.”

A combination of a faulty automated valve and a loose plug caused the spill, Pereira explained.

A team from the corporation investigated what went wrong and is making sure it doesn’t happen again, he said.

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