A cleanup effort is underway at Whitemud Creek in south Edmonton after an estimated 100 litres of diesel gas leaked there on Thursday.
The utility supplier Epcor and Alberta Atmosphere and Parks launched a joint assertion concerning the incident on Friday.
They stated two vans have been concerned in a collision at 111 Road and 43 Avenue at about 9 a.m. on Thursday, which resulted within the diesel gas being launched right into a catch basin.
“(The gas) ultimately travelled to the outfall at Whitemud Creek,” the assertion learn. “Epcor has deployed crews to Whitemud Creek and have put three containment measures in place.
“These measures embrace skimming the water, absorbent pads and booms to include the discharge.”
In response to the assertion, workers on the Rossdale Water Remedy Plant have “been knowledgeable of launch upstream of the plant and there’s no influence to water high quality.”
“The containment measures are working and the diesel launch is at the moment contained. Epcor can also be conducting water samples in the course of the cleanup, and Alberta Atmosphere and Parks is glad with the efforts undertaken.”
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