Limerick council ‘satisfied’ that oil spill is contained

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Limerick City and County Council: 'Satisfied' it has contained an oil spill in Tournafulla
LIMERICK City and County Council says it is “satisfied” that an oil spill has been contained with “no negative impact on public water supplies”.

LIMERICK City and County Council says it is “satisfied” that an oil spill has been contained with “no negative impact on public water supplies”.

The oil spill occurred at 2pm on Thursday near Tournafulla in West Limerick, when a hydraulic oil tank attached to a mobile crane ruptured during the process of setting up the crane on site.

The Council had been working to contain the oil spill, which occurred as a result of a leakage from the 2,500-litre oil tank situated on open land.

In an update this Friday, it said that it was “satisfied that the oil spill, which occurred near Tournafulla in County Limerick on Thursday afternoon, is being contained with no negative impact on public water supplies”.

Environmental specialists remain at the scene of the spill to remove oil-contaminated soil.

The clean-up process will continue over the weekend. Once completed, the Council said it would continue to monitor nearby watercourses to ensure there was no residual impact.

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