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Nov 30, 2022
Meadowbank mine owners said it immediately launched safety and remediation efforts and closed road
An estimated 20,000 litres of fuel were spilled near the Meadowbank gold mine in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut after a loaded fuel tanker rolled over on an all-season road.
In a news release on Tuesday, Agnico Eagle, Meadowbank Complex’s owner, said it doesn’t appear as though fuel has entered any freshwater body. It said the spill was reported on Monday.
The road was closed as Meadowbank personnel implemented emergency spill measures and ongoing remediation action, the release said.
The tanker rolled over at kilometre 87 of the all-weather access road, a site around 14 kilometres southwest of the mine. A spokesperson for Agnico Eagle said the driver was arriving at the mine carrying fuel from Baker Lake.