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Major leak at Shell Refinery

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  7.42 AM 20 November, 2013


Location: District 7 News

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UPDATE - 10.20am

The leak at the Shell Refinery has been stopped. CFA units will be leaving the scene shortly.

CFA is at the scene of a major leak at the Shell Refinery in Corio.

Firefighters were called to the Refinery Road plant about 5am this morning, when there was a report of a flammable product leaking from a unit within the refinery.

Hazmat detection crews are on scene monitoring the area, but there is no risk to nearby residents. 

District 7 RDO Mick McGuiness said the leak had been contained, but not stopped.

Crews are expected to be on scene for a number of hours working to isolate the leak.

There are eight appliances on scene from Corio, Geelong, Belmont, Geelong West, Lara and Dandenong.

Last Updated: 20 November 2013