Housing Corp. discloses oil spill size

An oil spill beneath an apartment complex in Dawson City released around 5,000 gallons of heating oil into the ground last month.

An oil spill beneath an apartment complex in Dawson City released around 5,000 gallons of heating oil into the ground last month.

The leak was discovered during a routine fill-up of the Korbo building’s heating tank on October 1 and the duration of the leak is unknown, said Ron Brown, director of housing operations for the Yukon Housing Corporation, which owns the building.

Environment Yukon and Access Mining Consulting spent October cleaning up the site and determining the impact of the spill.

Bore holes were drilled around the property, but it appears the hydrocarbons didn’t go much further than around the oil tank, said Brown.

The tank was above ground, but an underground pipe leading into the building cracked and started the leak.

A final report on the incident should be finished in the next few weeks, said Brown.

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