Gasoline and diesel spill on Northern Peninsula

A truck carrying 24,000 litres of gasoline and diesel tipped over on route 432 on Saturday night, and spilled much of its contents. Environmental officials called-in a private spill response team to plug the main leak from the truck around 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, eight hours after the tanker had already spilled thousands of litres of its load. RCMP officials say the driver left the accident scene and got to Main Brook, six kilometres away, to call for help; he was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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