Company Dispels Rumours of Fuel Spill in Lake

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 14:23



A company that’s responsible for cleaning up a fuel spill in Saskatchewan’s Far North says rumours that the fuel is seeping into a nearby lake are not true.


On April 9th, a fuel tanker overturned on a road 34 kilometres north of Points North and spilt 9-thousand litres of gasoline and 300 litres of fuel oil.


A spokesman for the firm handling the clean-up, Lawrence Pinter, says the fuel is not advancing and is still between 8 to 10 metres from the nearby lake.


Pinter says there are lots of rumours flying around that suggest the fuel has reached the water, but he says the trenches that have been dug between the fuel and the water body are doing the trick.


Pinter says the company has 2 workers on the scene who are monitoring the situation around the clock.


He says the efforts so far have focused on containing the spill, and says the actual clean-up will take place this summer.