DAILY NEWS Jan 2, 2014 10:24 AM - 0 comments

Nfld refinery fined $100,000 after diesel leak

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A Newfoundland and Labrador refining company has been fined $100,000 after discovering that diesel fuel was being released from its storm sewer outfall near Powers Pond.

A two-year investigation by Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Directorate was initiated after receiving reports of the fuel leak at North Atlantic Refining Limited (NARL), according to a December 20, 2013 statement from Environment Canada.

The source of the fuel was traced back to a manhole adjacent to the NARL bulk fuel storage facility. Samples were collected at the scene for further analysis and sent to Environment Canada’s Moncton lab where chemists successfully matched the fuel from the storm sewer outfall to the fuel in the manhole adjacent to the facility.

The fine falls under subsection 36(3) of the federal Fisheries Act, which protects water frequented by fish from the direct or indirect deposit of any substance that is deleterious or harmful to fish. Diesel is considered deleterious to fish.

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