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Spill from Shell Clyde refinery in Sydney

09 February 2012

Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews are trying to contain a spill from Shell's Clyde refinery in Sydney's west. Nine fire trucks were at the scene on February 9.

Shell's Clyde refinery near Sydney, Australia
Shell's Clyde refinery near Sydney, Australia

The spill was a petrol-based substance, polygasoline, according to a Fire and Rescue spokesman, who added that most of the liquid had been contained but that some had got into a nearby creek. 

A spokesman for Shell said heavy rainfall resulted in the stormwater overflow system being unable to contain all of the rainwater, causing an overflow that contained oil.

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