Environmental spill in city’s north end

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Absorbent berms have been placed to pick up the reported diesel spill March 19, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

A local resident tipped off Saultonline to an ongoing issue.

Yesterday, Sault Fire Services attended a call in the 500 block of Case Road for an Environmental Spill.

Today, a neighbour to the incident spoke with SaultOnline about what has happened since that point. They also shared their concern for the nearby wetland.

Absorbent berms have been placed to pick up the reported diesel spill March 19, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

According to the resident, Sault Fire Services left yesterday after re-directing the spill and leaving absorbent material behind. Today, workers from the city, and what appeared to be a private company, spent the day mitigating the spill.

While on scene, the air still smelled of diesel and there were multiple systems in place to try and contain the spill.

Our reader said this is the second time in two years a spill has occurred at the private residence.

Absorbent berms have been placed to pick up the reported diesel spill March 19, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

SaultOnline has reached out to the city to see if there is any threat to local wetlands from the spill. We also inquired about who will be responsible for the final bill.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Would be nice to know the circumstances of how this was spilled (especially if it has happened before) and the amount that was spilled.

  2. I am wondering why there is no coverage about the licence plate readers to be set up on the north and east points of entry into the Soo.

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