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4,500-litre fuel loss at Charlottetown gas station poses no risk to drinking water: province

Cleanup to take some time

September 1, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island’s department of environment, energy and climate action states there is no risk to the city’s drinking water supply following a leak of about 4,500 litres of gasoline at a local gas station.

It is believed the gasoline leaked into a containment tank at Petro-Canada station where it shouldn’t pose any environmental damage. That part of the city is on a central water supply where drinking water won’t be at risk, the department stated.

Due to the size of the spill and the possibility of it getting into the soil/groundwater table, it will take some time to clean it up, the department stated.


Fuel was delivered to the station on Saturday when the loss of gasoline was noticed. A consultant has been retained to conduct cleanup work.

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