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Province orders station to clean up

Alberta Environment has issued an environmental-protection order against a fuel provider to clean gasoline contamination in Calgary’s northwest.

Alberta Environment has issued an environmental-protection order against a fuel provider to clean gasoline contamination in Calgary’s northwest.

Remedial actions must be implemented by March 4 on the Gas Plus Inc. site at 6336 Bowness Rd. NW.

This came amid reports that potentially hazardous vapours from the leak had been detected in a nearby residence owned by Terry Float.

Float, who has lived in the home for nearly 20 years, says the pungent odour has given him minor headaches and forced him to constantly leave the windows open since July.

“I’m frustrated,” he said. “I would like to get it cleaned up as soon as possible.”

Officials with Alberta Environment say they have been working with Gas Plus since May to address the leak; however, they claim the company has yet to submit a proper remedial plan.
Sal Handel, president of Gas Plus, refuted those claims.

“We have been acting productively with this mishap and still are and will not stop until this thing is under control,” he said.

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