The Malta Independent 27 November 2021, Saturday

Leak at airport fuel storage facility stopped, cleaned up

Monday, 1 November 2021, 19:11 Last update: about 24 days ago

A fuel leak at Malta International Airport’s fuel storage facility was stopped and the leaked fuel cleaned up, Enemed said in a statement.

The company said its personnel noticed kerosene fuel escaping from the rain water treatment plant within the fuel storage facility at MIA.

As soon as this was noticed, the necessary measures were taken to shut off the source so that this leak was stopped.

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The cleaning process was initiated within the restricted zone inside the airport. Water contaminated with kerosene escaped out of the airport zone into a public road in the Ħal Farruġ area.

This was reported to the Civil Protection Department (CPD) who immediately went on site and closed the road for traffic.

Enemed said it cooperated with the CPD by sending the necessary material and equipment in order that this contaminated water could be collected.

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