Gasoline release from vehicle
August 10, 2017/ For Immediate Release
Airdrie, Alberta – On Thursday, August 10 at 9:02 a.m. the Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a gasoline release from a vehicle in the community of Bayside.
Approximately 100 litres of gasoline was released onto the road and flowed into the stormwater system.
“There is no danger to the public or the drinking water as the fuel leaked into the storm water system which is separate from the drinking water supply,” says Deputy Chief Garth Rabel.
AFD, RCMP, environment hazmat emergency response teams as well as City of Airdrie Public Works and Water Services are currently working collaboratively to contain the fuel and minimize environmental damage by setting up a containment boom in the canal.
To provide some perspective on the extent of this release, the average SUV has a 60-70 litre tank of gasoline.
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