Min­eral oil leak cap­tured

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - FRONT PAGE -

A trans­former fail­ure at the Bruce Power site re­sulted in the re­lease of min­eral oil on Thurs­day, but there is no in­di­ca­tion any of it made it to Lake Huron.

The fail­ure oc­curred out­side the Unit 8 build­ing at the Bruce B gen­er­at­ing sta­tion. The unit was off­line for planned main­te­nance, Bruce Power said in a news re­lease.

There is a col­lec­tion sys­tem in place to cap­ture min­eral oil un­der such cir­cum­stances and Bruce Power has con­firmed that all the min­eral oil has been cap­tured and mon­i­tor­ing is on­go­ing, the news re­lease said.

Bruce Power spokesper­son John Peev­ers said via e-mail that it is dif­fi­cult to quan­tify the amount of oil that was re­leased, but there is ab­sorbent ma­te­rial around the trans­former that is de­signed to col­lect the oil, which is used for cool­ing and in­su­lat­ing the trans­former.

Bruce Power’s re­sponse teams and fire sup­pres­sion sys­tems re­sponded to the in­ci­dent and the sit­u­a­tion is con­tained, the news re­lease said.

One em­ployee was treated for heat stress and is rest­ing at home, ac­cordign to the com­pany.

The ap­pro­pri­ate agen­cies have been no­ti­fied as well, the news re­lease said.

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