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All-clear sounded after emergency alarms at Shell, Thursday morning

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Emergency alarms sounded at Shell this morning following a “release of hydrocarbon within the refinery,” the company says.

“On May 25th, Shell Manufacturing Centre in Corunna can confirm that at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning there was a release of hydrocarbon within the refinery,” read a notification from Sarnia-Lambton Alerts, issued approximately two hours later.

“The Emergency Alarm was sounded, and the Emergency Operations Centre activated. The release has been contained at the unit. External air monitoring has been put in place with readings showing no offsite release.

“All site personnel have been accounted for and the Spills Action Centre (SAC) has been notified and notifications issued,” the statement added.

In a second update, the company says the all-clear was sounded at 10:38 a.m.

“Site personnel were released back to work. Isolation of the unit is ongoing and external air monitoring will continue to ensure no exposures to the site personnel and the community.”

“Should you have question or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the refinery at 519-481-1245.”

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