Gasoline leak polluted water supply: EPA

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 19, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

A leak at a CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油) gasoline station on Green Island (綠島)

Environmental Protection Administration employees early last month examine water pollution caused by leaked oil from the CPC Corp, Taiwan’s gas station on Green Island.  Photo: Chen Hsien-yi, Taipei Times

has polluted the nearby groundwater supply, where the benzene concentration soared to 294 times the allowable limit, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday.

The station on Aug. 10 notified CPC management that a pump had leaked 3,700 liters of gasoline, almost a month after it confirmed the incident on July 14, CPC said in a statement on Sunday.

EPA officials last month drilled three wells around the pump to collect groundwater samples for testing, said EPA Soil and Groundwater Remediation Fund Management Board executive secretary Chen Shyh-wei (陳世偉), who published the test results yesterday.    [FULL  STORY]

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