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StreetBeat - July 13 - 250 Litres Of Diesel Fuel Spills Out Onto Scarborough Street

A tanker truck that backed into a pole created major headaches for clean-up crews near Ellesmere and Brimley Friday afternoon. At least 250 litres of diesel fuel came gushing out of the back of the vehicle when the collision punctured a tank around 2:50pm. A hazmat team was brought in to clean up the mess, which was measured by experts at a “level 3”, or serious. Some of the fuel leaked into a nearby creek via a sewer drain, but crews were able to stop most of it using cardboard and sand, preventing potential disaster. But despite the size of the mishap, there were no injuries and no evacuation was needed. There’s no word yet on the possible environmental impact of the incident.