Costly petrol leak


A RED Hill petrol station was fined $7929 after petroleum hydrocarbons were found leaking into a nearby stormwater drain.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria southern metro manager Marleen Mathias said Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officers found the leak at the front of the United Petroleum station on Arthurs Seat Road in May and notified EPA.

“Sampling by EPA officers confirmed that the stormwater system was impacted by hydrocarbons and that it had come from United Petroleum’s service station in Red Hill,” she said.

“Council created a barrier downstream from the station’s stormwater discharge point to contain the spill.”

Ms Mathias said the polluted stormwater was pumped out and filtered by a waste contractor engaged by United Petroleum and the hydrocarbons were disposed of at an EPA-approved site.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 28 August 2018


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