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Australian firefighters contain oil spill

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 00:41

July 12 - Australian firefighters in Sydney prevent an oil spill from igniting at a Caltex facility. Jessica Gray reports.

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Firefighters douse a fuel spill with foam to keep it from igniting at a Caltex Australia fuel terminal in Sydney. The facility was shut down early on Friday after about 130,000 litres of petrol spilled from a storage tank. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW SOUTH WALES FIRE AND RESCUE SUPERINTENDENT, TOM COOPER, SAYING: "We've got remote monitoring devices around the site, around the exclusion zone, just in case the levels of petrol fumes do go up again." The incident reportedly occurred during routine maintenance on a two-million litre tank. Although the spill was contained in a catchment area, the facility remained closed for the day.

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Australian firefighters contain oil spill

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 00:41