Milton oil spill getting cleanup

Nick Moase
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An oil spill at the Nova Scotia Power substation in Milton is just about cleaned up says the company. 

A cleanup is underway in and around the Nova Scotia Power substation in Milton, after a mineral oil leak was discovered. About 5,000 litres of oil was spilled. 

In late December, NSP discovered an oil leak at on their property and quickly moved to contain it. About 5,000 litres of mineral oil spilled out, mostly contained to their own property.

Neera Ritcey, a spokesperson with NSP, said they are working in full compliance with the Nova Scotia Department of Environment to make sure it is fully cleaned up. The contaminated soil is being dug up and taken for disposal, and once complete they will monitor the grounds for any other problems.

There are a few homes around the substation, though Ritcey says they do not believe they will be affected. However she added they will be testing the wells close by to make sure.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Department of

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