SARNIA, ON, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun-Canadian Pipe Line shut its pipeline in the area of Vidal St. and Churchill Rd. in Sarnia after instrumentation detected a release of ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD).
Sun-Canadian's monitoring system immediately alerted staff who rapidly responded with the closing of the line. As a precaution, another portion of Sun-Canadian's line was also closed.
Local industry rallied to support in the containment of the release through the Chemical Valley Emergency Control Organization (CVECO) protocol, including the precautionary closure of the Vidal St. sluice gate and the deployment of booms to the St. Clair River. To ensure the most effective mitigation of a limited release of ULSD into the river, Sun-Canadian has initiated comprehensive water sampling to determine the extent of the release and to measure the effectiveness of the clean-up efforts.
First responders and equipment on-site have contained the release. The company's first priority is to protect the environment and ensure the safety of the community. Sun-Canadian has notified the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC) spill team. Sun-Canadian will continue to work closely with regulators and our community partners.
Sun-Canadian Pipe Line has a 60 year history of transporting refined petroleum products for its owners from refineries in the Sarnia area to marketing plants in London, Hamilton and the Toronto region in a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sound manner
SOURCE: Sun-Canadian Pipe Line
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