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Altona Refinery leak

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05 Dec 2014
MFB firefighters are still on scene at the Altona Refinery following a leak early this morning.

MFB attended a leak of hydrocarbon from a high pressure pipeline at the Altona Refinery at 2.23am.

Firefighters used hosed used to protect the leak from ignition sources while the refinery shut down the pipeline. 

In house safety equipment from the refinery worked well in shutting down the leak and capturing the hydrocarbon to process through a filtration system. 

It was a protracted incident with a lot of specialist appliances on scene, due to the nature of the emergency, however most were just on standby or monitoring the atmosphere.

EPA were involved throughout the incident.

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 6
Other units: 5

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 30

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