Firefighters called to St. John's jet fuel spill
Firefighters and an industrial cleaning crew were called to respond to a jet fuel spill at the St. John's International Airport Thursday morning.
The spill happened at a tank farm near the main access road.
Superintendent Don Byrne of the St. John's fire department says the spill wasn't as bad as they thought when the call came at 6:30 a.m.
"The original report was that there was about 1000 litres spilled – once we did a complete check it looked like about 150 litre [were spilled]," said Byrne.
He said it appears the spill happened when a storage tank was overfilled.
Traffic was diverted, but the airport terminal remained open.
Byrne said there were no signs that the fuel spread into any waterways in the area.