Firefighters deal with slick spill at northeast business
Crews cleanup a spill in a compound at a northeast business.
Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:55AM MDT
Calgary fire crews were called out to a business in the northeast on Tuesday morning to contain a large tank of leaking liquid.
Workers at a business in the 3600 block of 34 Street N.E. noticed fluid leaking from a vessel on the property and were unable to stop the flow so they called 911.
“It was a type of motor oil that’s used in compressors and engines so it is an oil that they use in their industry,” said Carol Henke, Public Information Officer with the Calgary Fire Department.
About 600 litres spilled out of the tank and some of it ended up in the storm sewer.
"We think it was about 600 litres, approximately, that did leak out, now a small portion of that did get into the storm sewer however, it did stop at a certain point and now water services is on scene and the company also brought in a private vacuum truck to assist with the cleanup," said Henke.
The leak was quickly contained by fire crews and there were no injuries reported.