Jet fuel leak in Lachine

Rolls Royce faces the possibility of sanctions for failing to disclose a massive leak of aviation fuel last month.

The Journal de Montreal says the leak of 18,000 litres of fuel occurred at the company's jet engine plant on Côte-de-Liesse in Lachine at around 1am on May 25th, but was not reported to Environment Quebec officials until 8:30 in the morning.

Quebec law states that oil spills and fuel leaks must be reported immediately.

Many Lachine residents complained of the smell in the city that day, but no notice was ever sent out.

The clean up of the spill resulted in only 2000 litres being recovered from the soil.

The other 16,000 litres was apparently flushed thru the sewer system and was unrecoverable.

The Journal de Montreal says the Environment Department is now considering possible administrative sanctions or legal action against the company.

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