North At­lantic re­fin­ery re­ports oil leak

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE -

About 8:30 a.m. Fri­day, a pipe­line was ob­served to be leak­ing bunker oil into Pla­cen­tia Bay from the North At­lantic Re­fin­ery.

North At­lantic Re­fin­ing Ltd. in a state­ment said it im­me­di­ately ac­ti­vated its re­sponse pro­ce­dure, and within one hour the prod­uct was con­tained. The spill is es­ti­mated to have leaked less than one bar­rel into the wa­ter.

The re­fin­ery said sit­u­a­tion is un­der control and clean up was un­der­way Fri­day, in­sist­ing there is no risk to the gen­eral pub­lic and no fur­ther risk to the en­vi­ron­ment.

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