SAINT JOHN, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - "At approximately 2:00 pm (EDT) today,
Irving Tissue's manufacturing facility located at 1551 Weston Road in
Toronto detected a gas leak from a storage tank inside the plant. As a
precautionary measure, operations were suspended and all employees at
the plant were evacuated. All personnel are accounted for and no
injuries have been reported. Appropriate local emergency response
personnel (Toronto Fire Department and HAZMAT) were called and as of
6:00 pm (EDT), multiple gas readings registered zero levels on-site.
HAZMAT officials have advised that all conditions were satisfied for
building occupancy. We appreciate the speedy response of local
emergency responders and expect operations will resume shortly."
For further information:
Mary Keith, Vice President Communications
(506) 632-5122 (office)
(506) 650-8209 (cell)