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Community Awareness Notification

CAER Community Awareness Notification – Suncor Sarnia Refinery

August 3, 2022, 10:48 pm

Incident Details: At approximately 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the Suncor Sarnia refinery initiated an incident response involving an overflow of the refinery’s internal sewer system due to heavy rainfall. The overflow is no longer active and all water from the site is being safely managed; however, there is the presence of a sheen. We contacted downriver water users to make them aware and ask them to take the necessary precautions until the sheen had passed. The refinery’s Spill Response Team has deployed booms into the St. Clair River. As a result, community members will notice an increase activity in the vicinity of the Suncor dock and a diesel fuel-type odour. Clean-up efforts are underway to address any remaining material and ensure there are no further impacts on the River.

Primary Contact Name: Suncor Sarnia refinery

Contact Email: [email protected]