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Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel

A rusty storage tank at Jackson Point suffered a “bottom plate failure resulting from severe rust and degradation due to corrosion”, which was preventable, according to an independent investigation report into a spill at the Rubis terminal in South Sound in November 2019. The report, which has been acquired by CNS, shows that the fuel supplier was aware as far back as 2013 that the tank needed to be repaired before the major leak occurred. OfReg revealed the fuel spill in March last year, over three months after the leak, but it has failed to release the report into what happened, written by Spenergy, the US consultants contracted to investigate the incident.