Chemical spill from LRC contained and cleaned

Monday, November 19, 2018

On Nov. 13, 2018 the City of Leduc was alerted of a chemical spill at the Leduc Recreation Centre.

The spill resulted in six cubic metres of glycol leaking into the nearby storm water collection system that connects to Telford Lake. The cause of the spill has been confirmed to be a result of vandalism and RCMP were notified. Details of the event were immediately reported to Alberta Environment and Parks and Environment Canada.

The city responded by flushing storm sewer lines and vacuuming catch basins to remove the chemical from the storm water collection system. Samples taken from catch basins and the lake on Nov. 15 were below environmental guidelines for glycol.

The spill was contained to the area, and did not pose a hazard to Leduc residents or wildlife.

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