Hydro-Quebec to clean up 13,500-litre diesel spill in Inukjuak

A Hydro-Quebec spokesperson says human error was at fault in a diesel fuel leak near Inukjuak's power plant.

Company spokesperson says human error to blame for spill near power plant

Hydro-Quebec says it is cleaning up a 13,500 litre diesel fuel spill that happened in Inukjuak, Que., on Monday.

A spokesperson for the power utility says the spill is close to the community's power plant.

"Upgrading work is ongoing right now at the power plant of Inukjuak and our preliminary assessment shows that human action is at fault," said spokesperson Marc-Antoine Pouliot.  

Pouliot says Hydro-Quebec quickly put containment measures into place and is working on recovering the spilled diesel. he says the spill is not close to any body of water.

This is the second Hydro-Quebec fuel spill in Nunavik in six weeks. More than 14,000 litres of diesel spilled in Ivujivik in early August.


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