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City of Greater Sudbury Responds to Diesel Spill

Released Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013

For immediate release                                                                                
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

City of Greater Sudbury Responds to Diesel Spill

The City of Greater Sudbury is advising residents of a diesel spill in the area of Paris and David Street. A tractor trailer sustained mechanical failure, resulting in a small amount of diesel spilling into a nearby storm sewer.

The City is reassuring residents that drinking water is not affected.

“We are committed to providing safe drinking water for our residents.” said Nick Benkovich, Director of Water/wastewater Services. “We will continue to conduct tests and will work with our partners to ensure the safety of our municipal drinking water supply.”

As a precautionary measure, absorbent booms have been placed in the area of Main Beach on Ramsey Lake to absorb any remaining residue from the spill. Beaches and parks in the area are not affected.

The City of Greater Sudbury and a private contractor are responding. A contractor has flushed and thoroughly cleaned the storm sewers to clean out any remaining product. Crews will continue to monitor the situation.

"On behalf city council, I thank our diligent staff in Emergency Services for their swift and effective response," Mayor Marianne Matichuk said. "The safety of people and property is paramount, and our citizens can be reassured by how this spill was handled.”

The Ministry of Environment has been notified and continues to monitor the situation.

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