Crews working to clean oil leak by Nova Scotia Power facility on Halifax Harbour
Nova Scotia Power says crews are working to clean a small oil leak at the Halifax Harbour.
The utility company says the leak Thursday afternoon came from an exterior pipe that runs from storage tanks along the harbour-side of the Dartmouth, N.S., facility into the plant.
Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Tiffany Chase says plant staff immediately shut off oil flow through the pipe and deployed a boom in the area of the water nearest to the leak.
Chase says staff alerted the company's environmental services contractors, who happened to be on site at the time.
She says contractors have since installed a second, larger boom to contain the oil sheen in front of the plant and a vacuum truck has started clearing the oil.
Chase says Nova Scotia Power and its contractor will continue working on the spill until all of the leaked oil has been cleaned up, including the water in the inlet, shoreline area and soil.