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Environmental consultant provides update on fuel leak south of Quesnel

An update on the area of notification connected to the fuel leak at the Lhtako Gas & Convenience Store has been provided.

SLR Consulting, the environmental consultant hired by Lhtako, says the area of notification for tap water sampling includes 36 separate legal properties off-reserve, and 1 on-reserve property.

It says 30 off-reserve properties and the 1 on-reserve property have been tested as 4 of the legal properties share a well with an adjacent property and one has no building and is not occupied.

SLR says to date the water on just 3 properties have been identified as having concentrations of gasoline-related parameters above Health Canada and provincial drinking water criteria.

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In December of 2020 a leak occurred during the installation of new fuel storage tanks at the gas station but it wasn’t discovered until June of last year.

It’s estimated that approximately 110,000 litres of gasoline may have leaked from the underground fuel line over approximately 18 months.

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