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Crews respond to Yarra River diesel leak in Port Melbourne

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17 Aug 2016
The diesel leak covers an area of approximately 300 X 50 metres and was contained to the area around Pier 35

MFB crews responded to a diesel leak in the Yarra River near the Lorimer Street/Todd Road intersection in Port Melbourne at 7:47am this morning following a call received for a visible fuel slick.

The diesel spill covers an area of approximately 300 X 50 metres and was contained to the area around Pier 35, amongst the moorings.

MFB's Fireboat 1 is working to disperse the minor residue of diesel fuel.

Air monitoring is taking place and EPA have been contacted.

The scene was declared under control after 24 minutes.

MFB's Fireboat 1 and Pumper crews will remain on scene for some time to clean up the incident.


ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  2
Other units:  4


NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
14

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